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.
The journey to recovery
Local Land Services is committed to supporting landholders rebuild and recover. Our staff are ready to assist with speciality advice on everything from horse and livestock care post flood to pasture management, cropping information, soil health and more.
Some helpful flood resources for landholders can also be found here:
- After flood on-farm checklist PDF, 737.14 KB
- ASSFA Animal Disposal Advice PDF, 174.05 KB.
- Caring for livestock in times of flood PDF, 581.63 KB
- Pasture recovery after a coastal flood PDF, 1048.46 KB
- Horse care after floods PDF, 113.7 KB
- Managing waterlogging in crops - Northern NSW PDF, 470.01 KB
- Managing erosion before and after floods PDF, 999.39 KB.
Primary producers are also encouraged to report flood-related damage including stock and fodder losses, damage to crops, pastures, fencing and other farm infrastructure through the Natural Disaster Damage Survey.
Local government areas in NSW declared Natural Disasters are eligible for assistance under Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).
Grants for storm and flood assistance
Our colleagues at DPI have compiled a comprehensive 'Natural Disaster Guide for Primary Producers', which can be found on DPI's website, is a great resource for landholders.
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.
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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