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.
Gawler River floodplains producers back to businessNorthern Adelaide Plains vegetable and fruit growers are returning to production, with harvest underway and flood waste removed from their properties.Read more about Gawler River floodplains producers back to business
Assistance for primary producers extended to Mid Murray in South AustraliaMinister for Justice Michael Keenan and South Australian Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Leon Bignell today announced that Category C assistance for primary producers would be extended to the local government area of Mid Murray following…Read more about Assistance for primary producers extended to Mid Murray in South Australia
$10,000 Riverland hailstorm recovery assistance grants availableRiverland hailstorm recovery assistance grants of up to $10,000 are available to help affected primary producers with the clean-up and recovery.Read more about $10,000 Riverland hailstorm recovery assistance grants available
$10,000 flood recovery grants still availableGrants of up to $10,000 are still available to help primary producers recover from the recent Gawler River floodplain floods.Read more about $10,000 flood recovery grants still available
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
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- 15 Feb
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- 13 Dec
Pulpy Kidney alert - Flinders RangesLivestock producers in the Hawker/Cradock and Flinders Ranges region are being advised that pulpy kidney (enterotaxaemia) may be contributing to recent livestock deaths in the area and they ...