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.



Animal Welfare Enquiries
13 St Johns Avenue
New Town TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3777