Access emergency relief and advice
Local Land Services plays a crucial role in the delivery of emergency management in NSW. We work closely with the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) and other agencies to provide vital support in emergencies where agriculture and animals are impacted.
It’s important that we all plan and prepare for, respond to, and recover from biosecurity emergencies and natural disasters.
For all current emergencies, visit the NSW DPI’s current situation page. This page displays the current status of emergencies impacting on agriculture and animals in NSW.
Drought management and support
NSW is currently experiencing drought. The NSW DPI’s initiative Drought Hub provides drought information and resources.
During drought periods, landowners and rural communities can access relief. If you’re a landowner and currently experiencing drought, visit Drought Hub to see if you’re eligible for drought assistance.
Local advice and contacts
Your Local Land Services regional staff will have advice and support on animal and agricultural related emergency events happening in your region. Look up your local staff and information below:
- Central Tablelands
- Central West
- Greater Sydney
- North Coast
- North West
- Northern Tablelands
- South East
Emergency - 000
For genuine emergencies only. Remember, stay focused, stay relevant, and stay on the line.
Emergency text - 106
For people who are deaf or have a speech or hearing impairment.
NSW Rural Fire Service - 1800 679 737
Contact the NSW Rural Fire Service for information on fire bans and bushfires in NSW.
NSW State Emergency Services – 132 500
Contact NSW SES for support and advice in an emergency as well as clear instructions on creating a Home Emergency Plan.
To report animal cruelty cases or to find a shelter, branch, care centre or vet clinic, contact the RSPCA.
Contact WIRES or phone 1300 094 737 for advice about injured wildlife.
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