Floods

NSW floods 2021

Last updated 22 November 2021

Landholders impacted by a current flooding event who need urgent advice with evacuation or assistance with emergency care of livestock and companion animals should call us on 1300 795 299 to lodge a request for assistance.

If you require other assistance due to flood and storm emergencies, please phone NSW SES on 132 500. In life-threatening emergencies call triple zero (000).

Available support

Local government areas in NSW declared Natural Disasters are eligible for assistance under Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Additional assistance measures for primary producers are available for eligible areas. To apply for a concessional loan or freight subsidy, contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593.

Local Government Areas declared natural disasters

Our colleagues at DPI have compiled a comprehensive 'Natural Disaster Guide for Primary Producers', which can be found on DPI's website, it is a great resource for landholders.


Our role in floods

NSW DPI and Local Land Services work together to manage the effects of emergencies on agriculture, livestock and our community as Agriculture and Animal Services Functional Area (AASFA). A key component is to coordinate support including rescue, evacuation, emergency care of livestock and livestock welfare.

For information on personal hardship and distress assistance, contact Service NSW on 13 77 88 or visit www.service.nsw.gov.au/floods.

Emergency flood plan and other resources

It’s very hard to respond to a flood efficiently without the proper preparation and planning, as is the case with most natural disasters.

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) has created an emergency floodsafe plan for your household or business. They also provide resources to help you prepare an Animal Emergency Plan for your livestock and other animals.

Visit NSW SES website for current storm and flood advice for your area.

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment also provides information on surface and groundwater management as well as real-time water information and data.

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