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Hunter Local Land Services Part of your community
Advisory services

Reliable professional advice supporting agricultural production and management of natural resources

Emergency response

Timely coordinated action on pests and diseases and natural disasters like flood, fire and drought

Natural resource management

 Sustainable use of our land and water


Working together to protect primary industries, the economy, the environment and our community


Our region has diverse landscapes including rainforests and wetlands. Agricultural activities include dryland and irrigated cropping, fodder, vineyards, beef and dairy cattle, sheep, alpacas and goats, horse breeding, poultry and aquaculture.

Map of Hunter LLS Region


    Emergency contacts over the Christmas period

    All Hunter Local Land Services offices will be closed until Monday, 5 January. In the event of an emergency, or for the Rural Fire Service, please call 000. For all animal biosecurity emergencies contact the Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline 1800 675 888. The Local Land Services after hours emergencies contact during this period is Jane Edwards - 0429 923 113.

  • Red alert for blue-green algae in Williams River – Clarencetown

    This warning indicates that waters are unsuitable for recreational use or primary contact by domestic users and may also pose a threat to livestock

  • Travelling Stock Reserves

    Expressions of interest are being sought from eligible applicants for new grazing permits for Travelling Stock Reserves in the Merriwa/Cassilis areas.

  • Local Strategic ​Plan

    We are currently in the process of developing a five year Regional Strategic Plan for the Hunter.

  • Native Vegetation

    Four online tools are available to help landholders determine whether their clearing activities require approval.

  • Newsletter

    Keep up to date by subscribing to our new email newsletter, the Hunter LLS Regional Outlook, which contains insights and information from the Hunter LLS team every couple of months on factors affecting your enterprise, land and livestock management.

  • Free publication

    This free publication will inspire, intrigue and enlighten readers as they enter the fascinating world of the important and often misunderstood natural kingdom of fungi.