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.
We are developing our first Reconciliation Action Plan. Take our survey to help us identify opportunities to work collaboratively towards reconciliation.
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.
- Local students become scientists in real life study
20 November 2017
- Dairy specific Johne's Disease and Biosecurity workshop
17 November 2017
- National Carp Control Program workshops for the Hunter
13 November 2017
RAP consultation workshop (Metford)
17 October 2017
Dairy biosecurity and Johnes Disease workshop
27 November 2017
Pest Control information session (Bellbird)
28 November 2017