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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


  • Service centre

    Hunter Local Land Services is opening a new service centre in Scone. The new centre at Scone TAFE will give landholders improved support with a team of extension, field and customer service staff, including a district veterinarian, on hand to provide support across the district.

  • Livestock

    In this video, District Veterinarian Digby Rayward provides some stock tips for landholders recovering from flooding.

  • Biosecurity

    An on-ground baiting program to help control wild dogs and foxes will be undertaken in the Lower Hunter Region from 8 July to 8 December 2015. Landholders are encouraged to participate, with Hunter LLS providing free training. Signage will be posted in the areas to notify and warn residents. Landholders are warned not to enter baiting locations with domestic pets, and to ensure domestic dogs are contained. To participate in the program, contact Ross Garland on 0428 686 091.

  • Biosecurity

    Lodge your annual land and stock return by 31 August to help safeguard biosecurity and ensure market access for NSW producers.

  • Strategic plan

    The forthcoming Hunter Local Land Services Strategic Plan will prioritise and direct our customer services, partnerships and investment across the Hunter region for the next five years. The plan will shortly be on public exhibition and we'd like to get your feedback. REGISTER to take part.

  • Flood assistance

    Clean up and recovery grants of up to $15,000 are available to eligible farmers and oyster growers recovering from damage caused by severe flooding and storms in the Hunter and Central Coast. Affected primary producers should contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 to see if they are eligible.

  • Flood assistance

    Ratepayers in natural disaster declared areas will be able to defer payment of their rates by three months. Ratepayers in flood-affected areas have until 27 August 2015 to pay and can disregard any overdue payment notices. Payment plans are also available for all ratepayers. For more information, please contact us on 1300 795 299.

  • 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.

  • Video

    In this short video, Tony Blatch, our Pastures Officer based in Paterson, talks about some basics regards managing stock after the April 2015 flood.