How we help
Local Land Services (LLS) enhances the capacity of all landholders to plan and prepare for, respond to, and recover from biosecurity emergencies and natural disasters. Our local staff are part of local response.
LLS are a key link in the promotion of resilience to emergencies. Working alongside Department of Primary Industries (DPI), we provide useful information and advice to landholders about property planning and preparedness for an emergency.
We support the coordination of assistance to all animals affected in an emergency, including livestock, companion animals and wildlife, in close consultation with other supporting agencies such as the RSPCA, and WIRES.
In an emergency, LLS assists in identifying animals at risk and if required will rescue, evacuate and care for the animals. We participate in the supply and distribution of emergency fodder, water and other materials and humane disposal of stock affected by disease or natural disaster. Key staff are also involved in damage assessment activity.
Biosecurity emergency assistance
Our staff will assist in the response to biosecurity emergencies involving animal and plant diseases and support other emergency response measures such as helping landholders control the Australian plague locust .
Significant investment has been made to ensure that the majority of LLS staff participate in ongoing emergency management training to enhance our ability to prepare for and respond to biosecurity emergencies and natural disasters.