Storms and Flooding

AASFA - Stakefolder Update - NSW Floods

Click here to view the update from DPI and LLS, including information on assistance to landholders and communities resulting from the floods.

Leave options during and after extreme weather conditions

Stoppages or interruptions of operational business activities in farming businesses in affected areas are occurring in varying degrees. 

NSW Farmers Workplace Relations team outlines here the leave options and relevant considerations for employers in managing their workers in these uncertain times.

Australian Government support payments activated for NSW storms and floods.

• Quickest and easiest way to claim is to call 180 22 66.
• Phone line is open now, eligible recipients can claim today.
• Check eligibility at
• Services Australia Mobile Service Centre and Mobile Service Teams mobilised to provide assistance when safe.

The Australian Government has activated the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) and Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) to support those heavily affected by the storms and flooding in New South Wales.

Support through the AGDRP and DRA is now available in the local government areas of Armidale, Bellingen, Central Coast, Cessnock City, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Dungog, Hawkesbury, Kempsey, Lake Macquarie, Maitland City, Mid-Coast, Nambucca Valley, Newcastle City, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Penrith, Port Stephens and Tenterfield.

More local government areas will be added following further assessments in consultation with the NSW Government.


- Apply for fodder assistance here.

Supporting our farmers

Natural Disaster Relief fund, if you would like to make a donation, click here.

Transport and Emergency Support


Emergency Contacts

If emergency services struggle to find your property, consider downloading the free Emergency+ app here.
The app uses GPS functionality built into smart phones to help a Triple Zero (000) caller provide critical location details required to mobilise emergency services. 

NSW Police Service

For non-urgent assistance call 131 444.

- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter

NSW State Emergency Service

For emergency help in a flood or storm call 132 500.

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- Facebook
- Twitter
- Instagram

NSW Rural Fire Service

For Bush Fire Information call 1800 679 737

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- Facebook
- Twitter
- Fires Near Me NSW: Android, iPhone
- For general enquiries call 02 8741 5555

Live Traffic NSW

- Live Traffic NSW website

Ag & Animal Services

A range of responsibilities to prevent, prepare, respond to and help recover from biosecurity (animal and plant).

- Hotline - 1800 814 647
- Website

Bushfire Information

Service information, links to assistance and services farmers being impacted by bushfire conditions in NSW.


Emergency NSW
Links to recovery centres, financial assistance (state and C’wealth) and waste and clean up portals.


Drought Information

Service information, links to assistance and services farmers being impacted by drought conditions in NSW.

- Website

Health & Wellbeing Contacts