Visit us by appointment

Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) top priority is the safety of our employees, industries and communities, and during this current environment we are committed to taking important steps in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

From Monday 6 April, our DPI research institutes and offices are adjusting the way we do business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We remain committed to supporting primary industries in these challenging times. If you need to visit one of our sites, contact the site by phone to make an appointment.

Alternatively, for general enquiries, contact DPI Head Office on 6391 3100.

Emergency and hotline contacts

Our reporting and emergency hotlines are running as per usual. See the hotline numbers page to report Aquatic Pests, unusual Animal Diseases, Plant pests, invasive plants and animals or call the Fishers Watch line or the Rural Assistance Authority.

Supporting primary industries through COVID-19

DPI’s specialist Primary Industries Liaison Team is working to inform and support primary producers and industry affected by the impacts and challenges of COVID-19.

A COVID-19 webportal on the DPI website has been set up for producers and industry to view the latest updates and information.

Alternatively, contact the Primary Industries Liaison Team direct at to ask about individual business or industry circumstances.