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Managing Drought

Helping primary producers, their families and communities to prepare for and manage drought.

Stages of Drought

Preparing for Drought

Resources and information to help prepare for drought.

Managing during Drought

Resources and information to help manage during drought.

Recovering from Drought

Resources and information to help recover from drought.

Water Resources

Water in NSW Allocations

Information on water allocations and availability in New South Wales.

Water Allocation Statements

Water allocation statements are issued to announce allocations for a specific water source and licence category.

Subscribe to Water Allocation Statements

Subscribe to receive water availability updates in your region.

Water Allocation Process

Water is allocated by assessing the supply, assessing existing commitments, assessing for available water determination (AWD) and announcing the AWD.


Managing Biosecurity

Biosecurity Management Plans aim to prevent, eliminate, and minimise biosecurity risks.

Animal Biosecurity

Animal biosecurity is all about protecting the economy, human health and the environment from problems associated with pests and diseases of animals and residues in animal products.

Animal Welfare

NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) is responsible for ensuring the policy and legislative frameworks in the state support good animal welfare outcomes.

Pests and Diseases

Each season brings its own individual challenges with regards to pests and disease.

Feed and Fodder

When bringing fodder and feed onto your property, you need to think about its quality and nutritional value and the longer term biosecurity risks you might be exposed to like pests, weeds and diseases.

Weeds and Drought

Drought can devastate existing vegetation, removing competition for light, nutrients, moisture and space which allows quick establishment of weeds when conditions become favourable.

Report a pest or disease

Help protect NSW's community, environment and economy by reporting suspect or unusual pests and diseases and other biosecurity concerns.

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