Animal Welfare During Bushfires

Livestock and Domestic Animals

For emergency advice on animal welfare issues during a bushfire call 6165 3263.
Bush Fire Plan - Include your animals in your plan

The Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) has a number of emergency awareness resources for livestock owners.

Another useful contact for advice on livestock management after a bushfire and on feeding for burnt-out grazing enterprises is available through Sheep Connect - contact James Tyson on 0409 006 774 or Andrew Bailey on 0408 129 373.


Any member of the public requiring assistance with injured wildlife should contact DPIPWE on 6165 4305 for advice.

DPIPWE manages a network of wildlife carers and works with other volunteer groups and wildlife parks to provide care for injured animals.

If members of the public wish to offer assistance caring for injured wildlife, please contact:

  • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary on 6268 1184 or
  • DPIPWE on 6165 4305

General information on orphaned and injured wildlife:


Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3263