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Bushfire recovery resources

Significant fire events across the country are directly affecting dairy farmers and their operations. We are working with state dairy farmer organisations, government agriculture departments, dairy processing companies and local community services to provide co-ordinated support to those affected.

Please see below a range of information resources and contacts to request or offer assistance.

 

NSW

Victoria

South Australia

Updates on fire conditions and road closures

For fire warning information - NSW Fires Near Me

Latest road traffic information - Live Traffic NSW

For fire warning information Vic Emergency website/app

Latest road traffic information - Vic Traffic

 

Recovery assistance services

General information on State recovery assistance services

Click here for DPI recovery assistance

National Farmers Federation bushfire assistance key contacts

Rural Assistance Authority declared natural disasters
and how to apply for -
Disaster Recovery Grants
Disaster Relief Loans and 
Natural disaster transport subsidy

General information on State recovery assistance services

Click here for AgVic recovery assistance

National Farmers Federation bushfire assistance key contacts


General information on State recovery assistance services

Click here for DHS disaster recovery

Click here for SA disaster recovery

https://www.facebook.com/sarecoveryinfo/

Fodder

For all fodder requests contact Local Land Services and NSW DPI via the Agriculture and Animal Services hotline T:1800 814 647

For fodder donations contact NSW Farmers
T: 1300 794000
https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/emergency/bushfires

For all fodder requests or fodder donations contact the Victorian Farmers Federation
T: 1300 882 833

For all fodder requests or fodder donations contact Livestock SA
T: 08 8297 2299

 

 

Stock Issues or Stock Loss

For all inquiries related to stock loss, contact
Local Land Services and NSW DPI via the Agriculture and Animal Services hotline 
T: 1800 814 647
https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/emergency/bushfires

Emergency stock water is also a service provided by LLS/NSW DPI (see above).

Click here for NSW Gov assistance with animal welfare issues

DPI information for assessing fire affected livestock. (PDF)

For all inquiries related to stock loss, contact
Agriculture Victoria T: 1800 226 226

AgVic information for assessing fire affected livestock


For all inquiries related to stock loss, contact PIRSA 24 hour hotline T: 1800 255 556

Cow Parking For assistance with cow parking or to offer this service, please contact:
Bega Cheese T: 02 6491 7787
Saputo Dairy Australia T: 03 9040 5000
Requests and offers for agistment of non-milking animals in Victoria should be directed to Victorian Farmers Federation T: 1300 882 833
 A fact sheet with information on milk quality and animal health considerations associated with cow parking (including vaccinations and traceability requirements) can be accessed here.
 

Power

Please contact your power provider directly         

 Financial Assistance Rural Assistance Authority information on how to apply for -
Disaster Recovery Grants,
Disaster Relief Loans and
Natural disaster transport subsidy
Victorian Government emergency financial assistance is available to households in fire-affected communities.
T: 1800 961 054
http://emergency.vic.gov.au/relief-and-recovery/924
 

Mental Health

 

For all requests for confidential counselling assistance:

NSW Mental Health Line
T: 1800 011 511
Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP)


For all requests for confidential counselling assistance:

Latrobe Regional Hospital East Gippsland Community Mental Health Service
Sale T: 03 5143 1212 (AH: 1300 363 322
Bairnsdale T: 03 5150 3444 (AH: 1300 363 322)
Orbost T: 03 5154 1807 (AH: 1300 363 322)

The National Centre for Farmer Health offers counselling support by phone and face-to-face sessions. 
T: 03 5551 8533
https://www.farmerhealth.org.au/

For all requests for confidential counselling assistance:

Regional Access T: 1300 032 186
Or visit https://saregionalaccess.org.au/

Lifeline (24 hours) T: 13 11 14

Offers of human labour

Please contact and register with BlazeAid
https://blazeaid.com.au/
               Ph: 0418 745 994                       

Other requests for assistance

For all other requests for support contact
DairyNSW T: 02 4655 0737

 

For all other requests for support contact

GippsDairy T: 03 5624 3900
Murray Dairy T: 0438 092 352
WestVic Dairy T: 03 5557 1000

For all other requests for support contact
DairySA T: 0438 262 966

 

 Donations If you’re looking for ways to help fire-affected farmers and their families,
please visit http://farmhub.org.au/australian-bushfires-how-you-can-help/ for details on how to donate and assist.

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