Bushfires

  • PIRSA has a 24-hour number – 1800 255 556 – available for any primary producer and animal owner seeking urgent assistance and information.
  • PIRSA have animal health staff available to assist with the assessment of injured and burnt livestock.
  • Livestock producers and owners requiring assistance with agistment, fodder and water supplies and landowners wishing to donate emergency fodder are advised to contact Livestock SA on 8297 2299.
  • For assistance with injured and stray wildlife and companion animals please call SAVEM (South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management) – 0477 055 233.

The section has information for farmers about:

Our services

PIRSA can 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 Livestock SA
  • coordinate recovery measures.

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

Regional office contacts

  • Clare: (08) 8842 6222
  • Glenside: (08) 8207 7900
  • Kingscote: (08) 8553 4949
  • Mount Gambier: (08) 8735 1300
  • Murray Bridge: (08) 8539 2112
  • Nuriootpa: (08) 8568 6400
  • Port Augusta: (08) 8648 5160
  • Port Lincoln: (08) 8688 3400
  • Struan: (08) 8762 9100
Page Last Reviewed: 30 Dec 2019
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