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Drought, Bushfires & Emergencies

Call 000 for immediate assistance in an emergency.

Call the Tasmanian Poisons Information Service on 131 126 (24 hours a day/7 days a week) for information on acute poisoning (accidental or otherwise), bites and stings.

This section of the FarmPoint wesbsite has links to information on emergencies, including bushfires, floods and animal and plant disease outbreaks.

Go to the Health section of the FarmPoint website for information on support for rural and regional communities.



Dealing with bushfires and fire damage.

National Drought Policy

National drought policy reform effects in Tasmania.

Other emergencies

Includes information on plant and animal disease outbreaks and floods.
  Links (FarmPoint is not responsible for the content of the websites linked to below. The link does not constitute any form of endorsement.)

Australian Red Cross

The Australian Red Cross deals with emergencies both within Australia and overseas.

Managing Seasonal Conditions

The 'Managing Seasonal Conditions' webpage is regularly updated by DPIPWE staff.

Rural Alive and Well Inc (RAW)

Rural Alive and Well Inc (RAW) is a not for profit organisation delivering suicide prevention and community wellbeing services to Tasmanian rural communities. It also provides counselling services to the forestry industry.

Rural Relief Fund

Grant program and Tasmanian based relief fund to raise funds to support farmers in times of need.

Spray Information and Incidents (DPIPWE)

Includes the contact number for enquiries and complaints about spray drift or other off-target movement of agricultural chemicals in Tasmania.

St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance Australia is a self-funding charitable organisation active in all States and Territories, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.

State Emergency Service Tasmania

The SES provides a volunteer response capability for severe storms and floods, road crash rescue, search and rescue/recovery and a range of other general rescue and community support roles.

Tasmania Fire Service

The Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) was created through the amalgamation of the State Fire Authority, the Rural Fires Board and 22 urban fire brigade boards.

Tasmania Police

The Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management provides policing and emergency management services to the Tasmanian community. The Department includes Tasmania Police, State Emergency Service (SES), Forensic Science Service Tasmania (FSST) and the Tasmania Fire Service (TFS).