With plateaus, coastal and estuarine landscapes, river valleys and beaches, our region is known for market gardens, poultry, fruit, mushrooms, flowers and turf.
UPDATE: All emergency animal evacuation centres will be closed from today with the exception of the Camden Equestrian Park which will remain open until 12pm Saturday, be sure to check our website and this page for updates and remember to call the agriculture and animal services hotline on 1800 814 647.
Due to the ongoing bushfire threat throughout Greater Sydney, our officers are on stand by to assist animal owners throughout the region.
The following centres remain open:
North West Sydney
*Hawkesbury Showground is open for animal owners impacted by the bushfire threat. Our officer on the ground is Linda Hanlon please contact her to make arrangements in the first instance on 0400 454 680.
South West Sydney
*Landholders in the South West Sydney area can take their animals to a self-service emergency equine holding station at Camden Equestrian Park (entrance through Exeter St).
*Central Coast animal owners can use the following facilities which are currently on standby: Gosford Racecourse & Entertainment Grounds Wyong Racecourse Gosford Showground Tall Timbers Pony Club Matcham Valley Pony Club Central Coast Riding for the Disabled, Kariong.
Animal owners are reminded that care of their animals, including adequate feed remains their responsibility during their time at these sites. For further information or assistance, contact the Animal and Agriculture Services hotline on 1800 814 647.
BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Together with NSW DPI, we are providing animal welfare assistance to fire affected landholders and communities. Read the latest information here.
Bushfire Emergency Response
Many of our staff are assisting with the NSW bushfire response, so there may be temporary delays in some services or answering your enquiries. We apologise for any inconvenience. More info here.
BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Assistance is available for landholders in bushfire affected parts of NSW. Call the Agriculture and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647. More information here.
We've developed a simple how to guide to help Greater Sydney residents to reduce the impact of foxes in urban areas. Check it out here.
We are pleased to present the results of statewide survey we conducted on farmers selling produce direct to local suppliers including restaurants, markets, local grocers and more. Click here to see a snapshot of the results for both the statewide survey and the Greater Sydney survey. This project is supported through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.
Spotted a pest animal on or around your property or in your local neighbourhood? Help us reduce their impact, record sightings or damage now.
Ratepayers and livestock owners have been sent this easy to read guide on how they can protect their investment and keep our agricultural markets and economy safe from the threat of new pests and diseases.
Register online to join the National Vegetable Extension Network and receive regular updates on workshops and events for growers across NSW.
The Greater Sydney Regional Strategic Weed Plan is now available to download.
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