Travelling Stock Reserves - TSRs

When grazing or moving stock around the state, the grazing industry uses a network of parcels of Crown land called travelling stock reserves (TSR). In addition to grazing and moving stock, the TSR network also has other values such as biodiversity conservation, Indigenous and European culture and recreation.

There are more than 6,500 TSRs on Crown land in NSW, covering an area of around 2 million hectares.

TSRs include stock routes, which are corridors (ranging from 60 metres to almost two kilometres wide) that connect smaller watering and camping reserves, generally spaced 10 to 20 kilometres apart (based on a day’s walk for cattle or sheep). The total TSR network in NSW covers almost two million hectares, with 75 percent (including Stock Watering Places) in the Western Division of NSW.

At all times, important restrictions apply to the use of TSRs in relation to camping, water usage, timber removal, firewood collection, motorbike and four-wheel drive access, fences and mechanical equipment.

These are designed to protect the integrity of the TSRs which are an asset of state significance.

TSR Stock Permits - Long Term Grazing

These permits (previously known as Management Agreement Permits) provide livestock producers with long-term access for grazing to carefully assessed TSRs around NSW.

Find out more about TSR Stock Permits - Long Term Grazing.

Stock watering place leases

A stock watering place (SWP) is a controlled TSR, which Local Land Services may grant a lease.

Find out more about stock watering place leases.

Local Land Services Management of TSRs

Local Land Services is responsible for the care, control and management of about 30% of TSRs in NSW, covering about 530,000 hectares, mostly concentrated in the Central and Eastern Divisions.

Local Land Services is committed to inspiring others in public land management by setting a new standard on TSRs.

Plan of Management

Travelling Stock Reserves Statewide Plan of Management is a single state-wide plan of management across NSW to ensure the future management of TSRs aligns with Indigenous, conservation, livestock, production, recreation and community priorities.

The plan establishes a consistent approach to the management of TSRs by Local Land Services that reflects the community’s expectations and establishes a contemporary approach for the future management and viability of TSRs in NSW.

Download the Plan of Management. PDF, 7209.4 KB

Find out more about the Plan of Management through these Frequently Asked Questions.

Best Management Practice Toolkit

As part of the TSR Plan of Management Local Land Services has committed to develop and maintain a Best Management Practice Toolkit for TSRs. The Toolkit will be used as an information and knowledge sharing resource. Several of the Best Management Practice Toolkit items have been or are being developed. These resources can be found on Conservation of TSRs page.

TSR State Classification Map

Local Land Services has developed a map to inform the community of the classification of the Local Land Services managed TSRs in NSW. Every effort has been made to ensure the TSR data is accurate as possible.

View the TSR State Classification Map

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