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.

In this Topic

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.


Fire-affected livestock - ongoing assessment and care

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

​Wildlife and bushfires​

Current bushfire situation (Tasmania Fire Service)


​Further​ information

For information on preparing your livestock for bushfire, contact your local vet or DPIPWE's Animal Health and Welfare Branch.

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Contact

Animal Welfare Enquiries
13 St Johns Avenue
New Town TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3263
Email: AnimalWelfareEnquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au