Why do I need to lodge my ALSR?
Make them count
Hear from one our local district veterinarians
As a district vet, helping you protect your livestock and pets from disease threats and emergencies is my number one priority.
When I visit your property to assist you with animal and herd health, or if I am called out to assess livestock after an emergency like flood or bushfires, I need as much information as possible to provide my best level of care. Filling out your Annual Land and Stock Return provides the crucial details I need to help you and your animals.
With biosecurity threats like Foot and Mouth disease on Australia’s doorstep, we need to work together to safeguard NSW and keep our markets open for producers. Completing your Annual Land and Stock Return means when disease or emergencies strike, we understand how many animals in your area need our help, such as providing a safe place to go, or emergency fodder and water supplies.
We appreciate livestock owners who report unusual animal illness or welfare concerns – that’s what being a good neighbour and responsible animal owner is all about. This helps keep us in the best position to protect our livestock and livestock industries. Filling out your annual return is part of being a responsible livestock owner.
Even if you don’t run any animals on your property, please complete your return so we can get an accurate picture of land use in NSW. It’s just as important to know where livestock are not located, so we can understand how much land is being enjoyed for it’s biodiversity and protecting our native wildlife, or utilised for cropping and horticulture.
Your information is safe with us, and something I rely on to help you when disaster strikes. Thank you for playing your part in protecting Australia.
Dr Lyndell Stone, District Veterinarian
Why your ALSR is important
Annual Land and Stock Returns are essentially a ‘farm census’ on 30 June, that provides us with important information on land use and livestock numbers across the state.
With biosecurity threats like Foot and Mouth disease on Australia’s doorstep, we need to work together to safeguard NSW and keep our markets open for producers. Completing your return means when disease strikes or emergencies occur, we understand how many animals in your area need our help, such as providing a safe place to go, or emergency fodder and water supplies.
Many landholders don’t have any livestock and utilise their property for horticulture and cropping or enjoy their property for its biodiversity and lifestyle value. We still need you to complete your return, to ensure our records are up to date in case of emergencies.
The secure online portal opens on 30 June 2022.
You must complete your ALSR by 31 August 2022, to avoid additional charges being applied to your rates next year.