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.
Preparing for emergencies
A free Farm Flood Readiness Kit is now available to assist rural landholders prepare their property for floods. Contact your local Hunter Local Land Services office to request your free copy.
As of 1 September 2016 Hunter Local Land Services will no longer be selling ordinary Leader NLIS tags for cattle and sheep. All Hunter Local Land Services offices that currently sell emergency NLIS tags for urgent situations will continue to do so. NLIS Leader tags are available from local or online rural supply stores.
The Local Strategic Plan sets the goals for Hunter Local Land Services over the next five years and outlines the strategies for achieving these goals.
Make sure you are enrolled to vote and your details are correct when the next Local Land Services Board election takes place in 2017.
Travelling Stock Reserves
Farmers can apply for Long Term Grazing Permits on a range of Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs) in the region.
A small number of TSRs that have been under long term grazing permits are still available in the Hunter and are being offered to interested applicants.
New Biodiversity Legislation
More information on new land management legislation in NSW.
- Boost for wild dog control in the Hunter region
24 November 2016
- Hexham Swamp thriving once again, thanks to 20 year rehabilitation project
23 November 2016
- Students encouraged to apply for Regional Landcare Scholarship
22 November 2016