How we can help
Our teams offer localised support to farmers and landholders to support prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.
We are on hand to offer advice and up to date information to get you through these tough times. Speak to your local team by calling 1300 795 299. You can also stay up to date via our Facebook pages. To find your local region, type the region name at the end of www.facebook.com/region.
Due to our role in supporting the NSW bushfire response, we have allocated staff and resources to the most affected areas. In many cases it will be some time before properties can be accessed and we will continue to help with recovery.
In addition, many of our staff have been fighting fires alongside the NSW Rural Fire Service, or are protecting their own properties. These factors may cause temporary delays in providing some services and answering enquiries. Please be patient and we will respond as soon as we are able.
Planning for bushfires
Bushfire survival plan
Being fully prepared for a bushfire can help you protect yourself, your family, your pets and livestock and your property. We recommended you create a bushfire survival plan well before the fire season begins.
About bushfires management in NSW
Bushfires are a common and natural occurrence across Australia and properly planning for bushfires can save your life and the lives of your family and animals.
Under the Rural Fires Act 1997, owners or managers of land are legally responsible for minimising the risks of bushfires. This means you’re responsible for carrying out hazard reduction to protect existing dwellings, major buildings and other assets at risk of fire.
At Local Land Services, our staff are the boots on the ground to support farmers and landholders in preparing for, responding to and recovering from bushfires.
For life-threatening emergencies, including bushfires, call 000.
For local bushfire support and advice contact your Local Land Services office or call us on 1300 795 299.
Fire bans and permits
It’s essential to know what the fire restrictions are for your region. These restrictions are updated by the NSW Rural Fire Service according to the current weather and environment.
Looking after yourself and others
- Mental Health Line – 1800 011 511
- Lifeline - 13 11 14
- Mensline - 1300 789 978
- Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800
- Beyondblue - 1300 22 4636.
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