Emergency assistance for fire-affected farmers

Fire-assistanceLand managers affected by the Currowan fire requiring emergency fodder, livestock or domestic animal assessment are urged to call the Agriculture and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647 to register and have their applications assessed.

Calls for assistance will be received by the Agriculture and Animal Services Functional Area (AASFA), which is made up of Local Land Services, NSW Department of Primary Industries and other supporting organisations such as RSPCA.

The AASFA help ensure animal welfare during a bushfire emergency.

Staff will be on the ground assisting the land managers affected by the Currowan fire to manage animal welfare-related issues including:

  • emergency fodder and stock water
  • animal assessment and veterinary assistance
  • stock euthanasia and burial
  • livestock feeding and management advice
  • care of animals in evacuation centres.

Please call the Agriculture and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647 to register your application for emergency fodder.

A fodder distribution point will be established locally, land managers eligible for support will be notified once their assessment is complete.

Injured wildlife can also be reported to the Agriculture and Animal Services Hotline or to your local wildlife rescue organisations.

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