Bushfire information for primary producers

Below is information about how farming and livestock industries can:

  • reduce bushfire risk
  • better handle bushfires
  • recover from bushfires.

Reducing bushfire risk

The Farming guidelines for the reduction of bushfire risk give farmers instructions on how to manage and reduce the bushfire risk. Another good resource is the Risk management for stock owners in times of fire and flood.

Download the Farming guidelines for the reduction of bushfire risk (PDF 406.6 KB or DOC 1.8 MB)

The Grain Harvesting Code of Practice explains:

  • legislative requirements
  • required practices
  • recommended practices

when harvesting any flammable crops.

Download the Grain harvesting code of practice (PDF 463.6 KB or DOC 268.5 KB)

The Risk Management for Stock Owners in Times of Fire and Flood document on the NSW Department of Primary Industries website has more information about how to manage stock before, during, and after bushfires. 

Livestock safety

The Livestock safety during bushfires check sheet (PDF 271.5 KB or DOC 281.5 KB) advises livestock owners how to manage livestock before, during, and after bushfires.

Bushfire recovery

We have created the Recovery after bushfires list of considerations for landholder when restoring agricultural land and properties after bushfires.

You can also download these fact sheets:

Our services

We may provide assistance to farmers and producers affected by bushfires.

We can help:

  • assess burnt livestock
  • advise on how to access veterinary services
  • assist with euthanasia of severely burned livestock on welfare grounds
  • locate livestock
  • inspect livestock
  • provide advice on disposal options for deceased livestock
  • coordinate emergency fodder, water and fencing through Primary Producers SA
  • coordinate recovery measures.

Call your local Biosecurity SA office if you need assistance recovering from a bushfire.


Phone number

8207 7900
Murray Bridge
8539 2112
8389 8800
8821 1555
Mt Gambier
8735 1300
8762 9100
8568 6400
Port Lincoln
8688 3400
Port Augusta8648 5160
8842 6222
8553 4949

Page Last Reviewed: 25 Mar 2015
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