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

Further information may be found on the Bushfires on Farming Properties webpage.

Another useful contact for advice on livestock management after a bushfire and on feeding for burnt-out grazing enterprises is available through Sheep Connect Tasmania - contact James Tyson on email:​


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 0447 264 625 or
  • DPIPWE on 6165 4305

General information on orphaned and injured wildlife:


Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch
13 St Johns Avenue
New Town TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3263