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Flood information for livestock producers

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.
Australian rainfall and river conditions
Regional rainfall and river level updates   
Emergency updates by location 
Search for digital and radio emergency updates based on your location.
Floods and storms: current situation
Information for producers
Current information on floods and storms in NSW, including current animal safe places.

Key contacts

For emergency support during or after a flood or storm
P: 132 500
Qld web app
Customer service and support for people and businesses (including primary producers) recovering from flood
13 77 88
Translation services: 13 14 50
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
For emergency animal welfare assistance in Victoria
1800 226 226

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.