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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


  • notice
    Delays in contacting Hunter LLS

    Due to the recent severe weather, Hunter LLS is experiencing technical difficulties which have impacted our telephone system and computer performance. Some customers may experience delays in contacting Hunter LLS. Delays may also be experienced when receiving information from customer service staff due to poor computer performance. We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible. Offices at Merriwa, Muswellbrook, Scone, Taree, Wingham and Wyong are open as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience experienced by our valued customers, and thank you for your patience.

  • notice

    The Singleton Agricultural Support Coordination Centre is now open to assist Hunter farmers with animal and agricultural support following recent flooding. Farmers with animal emergencies or requiring animal rescues should contact the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 immediately. Farmers who require assistance with livestock welfare, transport and fodder requests as well as damage assessments should also contact the SES. All non-emergency requests will be directed to the Singleton Agricultural Support Coordination Centre for action.

  • Warning
    A sheep graziers warning has been issued for most regions of NSW

    Newborn lambs and recently shorn sheep are particularly at risk and should be kept in sheltered paddocks. In flood risk areas, livestock should be moved to high ground. Also ensure plenty of feed reserves in accessible storage above flood level.

  • Rates

    The rates you pay to Local Land Services allow your local region to fund the services it provides to landholders and contribute to other important statewide functions.

  • social media

    Be sure to check out our page and 'like' it so you can keep up to date with news, resources and events across the Hunter.

  • Local Strategic ​Plan

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