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.
Hunter Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program (NLP), Catchment Action (CA) NSW and Hunter Catchment Contributions levy (HCC), has funding available to support community groups in promoting and increasing knowledge and awareness of natural resource management (NRM), Aboriginal traditional land management practices, sustainable agriculture, biosecurity (plant and animal diseases, pests and weeds), and emergency management.
Professional wild dog controllers have until 30 September to lodge an expression of interest to be included in the Upper Hunter Professional Wild Dog Controller Program.
Grants and funding
Land management grants are available to deliver on-ground projects and change management practices.
This guide explains the services we provide locally and the role we play across NSW. It also outlines your responsibilities as a landholder.
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.
Livestock production advice
New biosecurity and animal welfare requirements come in place from 1 October for all Livestock Production Australia-accredited producers.
- Pet rabbit owners urged to vaccinate now
12 December 2017
- New infrastructure for Dungog Common
07 December 2017
- Big year ahead for Manning Great Lakes wild dog control programs
05 December 2017