Extreme weather

From fires to floods - dairy farmers need to be prepared for extreme weather conditions. Dairy Australia works with a range of partners and emergency services to coordinate support during extreme weather.

It is a good idea for dairy farmers to think about hazards, risks and areas of vulnerability on their property at least once a year. Use of a checklist can usefully be linked to a review of general contingency and emergency planning for the business. Recognising hazards, then taking steps to reduce or prevent them should create a safer environment for everyone on the farm.

Dairy Australia has developed a Dairy farm emergency preparedness checklist, which includes suggestions to help farmers prepare for and reduce the potential for injury and property damage. The checklists are not meant to be all-inclusive, but may be a useful starting point or guide.

Dairy Australia has also developed a Recovery Priority List to help you organise tasks immediately after a natural disaster has hit.


Dairy Australia’s Julie Iommi talks about the importance of preparation and some simple steps you can take to protect your family, workers, animals and farm.