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Flood information for livestock producers

Devastating floods are affecting livestock producers across NSW and parts of southern Queensland, causing damages to crops, pastures and infrastructure and impacting livestock.

The State Emergency Services (SES) are coordinating the response on the ground. Call 132 500 for assistance in flood and storm emergency situations.

While the situation is still unfolding, MLA is working with local agencies to assess the impacts on industry and provide required support.    

The below directory has been compiled for producers affected by flood conditions. It includes a list of alert services, relevant contacts and support as well as resources for managing and recovering from flood.

Alert services

Australian national warnings summary

See current weather warnings in each state.

Bureau of Meteorology

Australian rainfall and river conditions

Regional rainfall and river level updates   

Bureau of Meteorology

Emergency updates by location 

Search for digital and radio emergency updates based on your location.

ABC Emergency

Floods and storms: current situation
Information for producers

Current information on floods and storms in NSW, including current animal safe places.

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Key contacts

State Emergency Services (SES)

For emergency support during or after a flood or storm

P: 132 500
Qld web app

Service NSW

Customer service and support for people and businesses (including primary producers) recovering from flood

13 77 88
Translation services: 13 14 50

Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association

For assistance with emergency livestock movements

Urgent road access via NHVR Access Manager, Rochelle Mottlee
P: 0437 644 453

To make transport operators aware of emergency circumstances in your area:

LBRCA, Bec Coleman
P: 0432 336 718

LRTAQ, Laney O’Neil
P: 0447 349 214

ALRTA, Mat Munro
P: 0421 082 489

NSW Agricultural and Animal Services hotline

For emergency fodder, water and animal welfare assistance in NSW

1800 814 647

Queensland vet hotline

For emergency animal welfare assistance in Queensland

1800 621 918

Lifeline Australia

24-hour mental health support for people experiencing distress

13 11 14

NFF Farm Hub

A hub of resources for farm business assistance

Dealing with flood

Farm and livestock management resources

For producers and advisors dealing with flooding, the following resources provide guidance for managing the wellbeing, handling and movement of livestock.

Financial and other assistance

Australian Government support

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) and Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) are available to people in eligible Local Government Areas affected by flooding.

The Disaster Recovery Payment is available for people who have been seriously injured, have lost their homes or whose homes have been directly damaged, whose major assets have been directly damaged or are the immediate family members of a person who has died as a direct result of the storms and floods.

The Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) provides income support payments to employees, primary producers and sole traders who can demonstrate they have experienced a loss of income as a direct result of the storms and floods.

Further information can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website.

NSW support
ATO support

The ATO has special considerations and support in place for businesses affected by flooding. They can assist in a range of ways, including offering more time to lodge and pay, or reissuing tax documents or records. For more information, visit with disasters or phone 1800 806 218.