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.
Flood waste assistance for Gawler River floodplains producersA waste removal program for primary producers affected by the recent Gawler River floodplain floods is underway, with flood waste assessors now visiting properties.Read more about Flood waste assistance for Gawler River floodplains producers
Managing animals in emergencies: have your sayThe State Government is seeking feedback from animal owners and the community on a draft framework for animal welfare management during emergencies in South Australia.Read more about Managing animals in emergencies: have your say
State Government provides more support for flood clean upThe State Government will provide more help to flood-affected primary producers in the Gawler River Floodplain region so they can get back to full production faster.Read more about State Government provides more support for flood clean up
Recovery phase begins for flood-impacted horticulture producersAs part of the State Government's flood recovery effort assessment teams from Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) have commenced operations in the flood affected areas of the Northern Adelaide Plains.Read more about Recovery phase begins for flood-impacted horticulture producers
Assistance for primary producers impacted by floodThe State Government has established a hotline for primary producers impacted by floods over recent days.Read more about Assistance for primary producers impacted by flood
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
Drought recovery loans open in SADrought-affected farmers in South Australia can now apply for Drought Recovery Concessional Loans, giving access to finance to help them get back to full production as soon as possible.Read more about Drought recovery loans open in SA
Assistance for farmers and communities in the Upper South EastThe State Government has announced a package of measures to help people in the Upper South East which is suffering its driest period on record.Read more about Assistance for farmers and communities in the Upper South East
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
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Port Vincent Gala DayHeld annually on New Year's Day, the Port Vincent Gala Day has festivities throughout the day and finishes with a spectacular fireworks display over the bay in the evening.The Port Vincent G...
- 13 Nov
Riverland Storm recovery hotline and response centreRiverland producers affected by storm damage caused on Friday 11 November 2016 should either:Call the Riverland Storm Recovery hotline on 0476 834 530.Visit the Storm Response Centre located...
- 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 ...