Animals and Bushfire

​Download information to help you include your animals in your bushfire plan and to manage your animals during and after a bushfire.

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​Southern Tasmania Planned Burning Field Day 27 July 2017
In conjunction with the Fuel Reduction Program and Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association, the State Fire Management Council is hosting a Planned Burning Field Day on Thursday, 27 July 2017.

The day aims to help farmers and private landholders manage the bushfire risk on their properties, with a particular focus on planned burning activities.

The event will be held on a private farm at Wattle Hill, 10 minutes from Sorell (Southern Tasmania), and will consist of a series of informative presentations, trade stalls, interactive group work, displays and knowledge sharing.

Biosecurity Tasmania personnel will be present on the day to share their experiences and expertise in dealing with the health and welfare of animals during and after a bushfire event.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

PLACES ARE LIMITED – please register before 17 July.

To register or if you would like further information please email or phone 6225 8533.

More information can be found on the State Fire Management Council​ website:

After a bushfire many factors must be considered when assessing burnt livestock. Furthermore those animals not killed directly by the fire or destroyed due to injuries, must be repeatedly assessed on a daily basis after the bush fire event. Continued support for the owners will need to be considered and/or provided.

More information is available here::

Fire Affected Livestock - the Next Few Weeks

Specific guidance for various species may be found in the following links:

Emergency Slaughter of Livestock as a Result of Bushfire

The following link provides additional guidance:

Other links

Bushfires on Farming Properties

Current bushfire situation, Tasmania Fire Service


For information on preparing your livestock for bushfire, contact your local vet or DPIPWE's Animal Health and Welfare branch on 03 6165 3263 or 1300 368 550 (local call) or email: