Bushfires on Farming Properties

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Fuel reduction burns​, ​ Tasmania Fire Service​

​​​​Current bushfire situation, Tasmania Fire Service

Bushfire checklist, Business Tasmania​ 

​Stock and farm animals

   Include Animals in your Bushfire Plan   (411Kb) (DPIPWE)

Animals ​and Bushfire​ (DPIPWE)

Equine Emergency Planning Fact Sheets​ (DPIPWE)

Animal welfare during bushfires (DPIPWE)

​​Horses and livestock in Emergencies, Agriculture Victoria​

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

Prepare your horse for 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 (DPIPWE)

  FAQ Accessing Fodder in Emergency Situations   (94Kb)

Feeding pellets to livestock after a fire (DPIPWE)

Fire affected livestock –  Ongoing Assessment and Care (DPIPWE)

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, (DPIPWE)  

Where to purchase fodder

Fodder and feed supplies can be purchased through the following:

  • TasFodder ​links buyers and sellers of fodder and feed and provides a free, year-round online registration service that aims to help farmers find alternative sources of fodder and feed.
  • Rural merchandisers
  • Commercial suppliers of prepared fodder
  • Livestock agents
  • Advertised sales in Tas Country Newspaper
  • Social Media and web-based sales sites​


  Bushfire Plan - includes information on pets  (411Kb)  (DPIPWE)

Protect your pet in a disaster - checklist and free disaster pack (Agriculture Victoria)

Preparing a first aid kit for animal​s (PetPlan)

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


Wildlife welfare during and after bushfires (DPIPWE)

Injured or Orphaned Wildlife​​ (DPIPWE)  


Pasture recovery after bushfires, NSW Department of Primary Industries

Managing weed spread after fire (DPIPWE) 

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 o​f olive groves after fire, 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

​​​Tips & Tools for fire recovery, Meat & Livestock Australia 

Fire a Catalyst for Change​, Meat & Livestock Australia

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

Keeping rainwater tanks safe in bushfire-affected areas​, Department of Health 


AgriGrowth Tasmania Liaison Officers

171 Westbury Road, Prospect
PO Box 46
Kings Meadows TAS 7249
Phone: 1300 292 292
Email: Agrigrowth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au