Emergency and biosecurity
Local Land Services plays a crucial role in managing emergencies that affect the community, environment and economy of NSW.
We work with the NSW Department of Primary Industries and other agencies to provide vital support in emergencies including natural disasters (such as flood and bushfire), and biosecurity events involving plants, animals and pest insects such as locust plagues.
Supporting landholders during emergencies
We also help landholders plan and prepare for, respond to, and recover from biosecurity emergencies and natural disasters by providing advice about emergency property planning and preparedness
Our trained staff are here to help you recover from any biosecurity events or natural disasters.
Current emergencies in NSW
Visit the emergencies page on the Department of Primary Industries website for the current status of emergencies impacting on animal, plant and agricultural in NSW.
If you have an animal, plant or agricultural emergency to report, please get in touch with the following authorities:
Call 000 - Life-threatening emergencies, including bush fires
NSW State Emergency Service (SES) - For emergency help in floods and storms call 132 500
Emergency animal diseases - Hotline - 1800 675 888 (24 hours)
Emergency plant pest reporting - Hotline - 1800 084 881
Aquatic pests and diseases - Hotline - (02) 4916 3877 (recorded 24-hour hotline)
Local Land Services - To report locusts and agricultural damage in natural disasters call 1300 795 299