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 – the next few weeks (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

Emergency burial of 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)

Treatment of a burnt c​ats/dogs​ (Australian Veterinary Association)


Wildlife welfare during and after bushfires (DPIPWE)

Treatment of burnt wildlife, Australian Veterinary Association


Pasture recovery after bushfires, NSW Department of Primary Industries

Weed Management after Fire, Agriculture Victoria

​Fire Recovery​ 

​​​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
PO Box 46
Kings Meadows TAS 7249
Phone: 1300 292 292
Email: Agrigrowth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au