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.
Flood AssistancePrepare for further rainfall
Further rain and storms are forecast for the region this weekend so we urge Hunter landholders to move their livestock to higher ground. Landholders are advised to move their animals, pets and fodder to safe, high ground or off their property early.
Flood AssistanceLandholder Resource Pack
A Landholder Resource Pack is now available to assist flood affected landholders. The pack includes information on the assistance available, plus key contacts and useful information on animal health and pasture options.
Download: Landholder Resource Pack
Flood AssistanceFlood assistance available for landholders
If you require assistance with livestock welfare, transport or fodder, contact the NSW Department of Primary Industries Hotline on 1800 814 647. Staff can assist with moving stock out of floodwaters, reporting damage, disposing of dead animals, and providing advice on disease, animal health and feed options.
Flood AssistanceMissing and found stock
If you have any livestock missing from your property, or have found stray stock as a result of the recent flooding please telephone the NSW Department of Primary Industries Hotline on 1800 814 647. We have a missing and found stock register, and will provide assistance where possible to locate displaced stock. Please call the hotline to report missing or found livestock, including cattle, horses and other stock.
noticeDelays 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.
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Local Strategic Plan
We are currently in the process of developing a five year Regional Strategic Plan for the Hunter.
- Hunter landholders advised to prepare for further rainfall
01 May 2015
- Assistance available for flood-affected farmers
01 May 2015
- Advice on livestock disposal for Hunter landholders
30 April 2015
- Flood assistance available to Hunter landholders
28 April 2015
- Help on hand for storm-affected farmers
27 April 2015
- Singleton Agricultural Support Coordination Centre now open
23 April 2015