Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) responds to emergencies that affect the following industries:
We have arrangements to respond to emergencies at state and national levels.
- Learn more about emergency arrangements at federal level.
- Learn more about emergency arrangements at state level on the State Emergency Service website.
Types of emergencies
We give advice to primary industries on how to manage the following emergencies:
Reporting a suspected animal or plant disease
Quick reporting can prevent a major outbreak of a pest or disease.
Call one our hotlines if you suspect an animal or plant disease.
Managing animals in emergencies: have your sayThe State Government is seeking feedback from farmers, property owners, and pet owners about how they care for their animals during and after an emergency.Read more about Managing animals in emergencies: have your say
Additional recovery assistance for communities worst hit by the Pinery bushfireMinister for Justice Michael Keenan, represented by the Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey, and South Australian Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion Zoe Bettison today announced additional recovery assistance for communities hardest hit by the Pi…Read more about Additional recovery assistance for communities worst hit by the Pinery bushfire
Agricultural impact assessment of fires continuesThe assessment on the impact of stock and other agricultural losses as a result of the devastating Pinery fire continues.Read more about Agricultural impact assessment of fires continues
Pinery Fire livestock impact assessment continuesThe assessment on the impact of stock and other agricultural losses as a result of the devastating Pinery fire is still being conducted by officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA)Read more about Pinery Fire livestock impact assessment continues
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Ceduna OysterfestAustralia’s largest oyster festival, held in the Eyre Peninsula.Event information
Coonawarra Cabernet CelebrationsOver 30 events and exclusive tastings at Coonawarra cellar doors.Event information...
- 1 Jun
Detection of Russian wheat aphidThe State Government is responding to detections of the exotic pest - Russian wheat aphid - which has been found in cereal crops in the State's mid-north.The initial detection was on a site ...
- 3 May
Metropolitan Adelaide fruit fly outbreaksAn outbreak of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (MFF) has been declared in Colonel Light Gardens following the detection of fruit fly larvae on 3 May 2016.A 1.5 kilometre quarantine area has been est...