Bushfires on Farming Properties

My Climate View​ - providing farmers with tailored insights into their changing climate

Fuel reduction burns​, ​Tasmania Fire Service​

Forest Fire Danger Index (FFDI)

​​​​Current bushfire situation, TasALERT

Bushfire checklist, Business Tasmania​ 

​Stock and farm animals​

 Include your Animals in your Bushfire Plan (PDF 199Kb)

Animals ​and Bushfire​, NRE Tas

Equine Emergency Planning Fact Sheets,​ NRE Tas​

Animal welfare during bushfires, NRE Tas

​​Horses and livestock in Emergencies​, Agriculture Victoria​

Planning for Emergencies - a guide for animal holding establishments, Department of Primary Industries NSW

Prepare your horse f​or bushfire, NSW Rural Fire Service

Haystack fire – handy hints​, Victorian Farmers Federation 

Containment feeding of stock, Sheep Connect South Australia 

Feeding and watering livestock after a fire, NRE tas

  FAQ Accessing Fodder in Emergency Situations (94Kb)

Feeding pellets to livestock after a fire, NRE Tas

Fire affected livestock – Ongoing Assessment and Care, NRE Tas

Assessing bushfire burns in livestock, NSW Department of Primary Industries

Assessing cattle after a bushfire, Agriculture Victoria

Assessing sheep after a bushfire​, Agriculture Victoria

Disposal of animal carcasses, NRE Tas

Where to purchase fodder​​​

  • Fodder and feed supplies can be purchased through the following:

  • Rural merchandisers

  • Commercial suppliers of prepared fodder

  • Livestock agents

  • Advertised sales in Tas Country Newspaper

  • Social Media and web-based sales sites (search for example phrases like “Hay for Sale Tassie”, “Fodder Traders Tasmania”, Tassie Farm Supplies” or similar”). ​​

Pets​​

  Bushfire Plan - includes information on pets  (411Kb), NRE Tas

Protect your pet in a disaster ​- checklist and free disaster pack, Agriculture Victoria

Preparing a first aid kit for animals, PetPlan

  Emergency Stress Management for Domestic Pets  (460Kb), RSPCA

Wildlife​

Wildlife welfare during and after bushfires, NRE Tas

Injured or Orphaned Wildlife, NRE Tas

Pastures​​

Pasture recovery after bushfires, NSW Department of Primary Industries

Managing weed spread after fire, NRE Tas

Water Quality​​

​​Water qualit​y for farm water supplies, Agriculture Victoria

Managing dams - Protecting water supplies with sediment fence​, Agriculture Victoria 

Fire Affected Crops​​

​​Recovery from​ fire damage in blueberry crops, Agriculture Victoria

Recovery from fire damage in fruit orchards, Agriculture Victoria

Recovery from fire damage in olive groves​​, Agriculture Victoria

Recovery from fire damage in rubus crops​, Agriculture Victoria​ ​

​Fire Recovery​ ​

Damaged fencing due to a natural disaster​, Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania

Health tips for returning home after a bushfire, Department of Health

Contact

AgriGrowth Tasmania Liaison Officers

171 Westbury Road, Prospect,
PO Box 46,
Kings Meadows, TAS, 7249.