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2018 drought response

Need help with your RAA drought forms?

Farmers having trouble accessing online RAA forms for the drought transport subsidies can get access to the online forms at the Local Land Services Offices listed below. Local Land Services staff can help farmers access the form and submit it online. Staff will not be able to fill in the form for you or provide the information required to fill out the form.

Farmers will need to bring with them:

  • their ABN or ACN,
  • address and contact details (including email),
  • type and number of stock being transported and cost of freight,
  • bank account details,
  • recent rates notice (council and LLS),
  • owner carrier details (registration papers) or carrier tax invoice

Please phone ahead to ensure a staff member will be present to assist you.

Region

Office Address

Opening Hours

Phone number

North Coast

South Grafton - 24-26 Mulgi Drive South Grafton NSW 2460

8.30am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday

02 6604 1100

 

Lismore - 79 Conway Street Lismore NSW 2480

8.30am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday

02 6623 3900

 

Kempsey - 83 Belgrave Street Kempsey NSW 2440

8.30am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday

02 6563 6700

 

Coffs Harbour - 30 Park Avenue Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

8.30am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday

02 6659 9400

 

Casino - 147 Barker Street Casino NSW 2470

10am-3pm, Monday-Friday

02 6661 2900

    

Hunter

Paterson - 816 Tocal Road, Paterson NSW 2421

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 4930 1030

 

Scone - Scone TAFE  2 Flemington Drive, Scone NSW 2337

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6540 2400

 

Wingham - 15 Isabella Street, Wingham NSW 2429

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6553 4233

 

Taree - 98 Victoria Street, Taree NSW 2430

9am - 12 pm, Monday - Friday

02 6551 8994

 

Merriwa - 181 Bettington Street , Merriwa NSW 2329

9 am -  4.00 pm Monday - Tuesday

9 am to 3.30 pm Wednesday

02 6548 2175

 

Singleton - 98 John St, Singleton NSW 2330

10am - 3 pm, Tuesday - Thursday

02 6572 2944

 

Maitland Saleyards - 52 Kyle Street, Rutherford NSW 2320

8.30am-4.30pm, Monday - Friday

02 4932 8866

    

Greater Sydney

Penrith - Level 4, 2-6 Station Street, Penrith NSW 2750

8.30am-4.30pm, Monday - Friday

02 4724 2100

 

Wyong - 3/34-36 Pacific Highway, Wyong NSW 2259

8.30am-4.30pm, Monday - Friday

02 4355 8200

    

South East

Goulburn - 159 Auburn Street, Goulburn NSW 2581

8.00 - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday

02 4824 1900

 

Braidwood - 42 Ryrie Street, Braidwood NSW 2622

9.00am - 5.00pm, Mon to Fri

02 4842 2594

 

Bega - Rooftop, Sapphire Marketplace, 2/83 Upper St, Bega NSW 2550

8.30am - 4.30pm, Mon-Fri

02 6491 7800

 

Berry - 13 Scholfield Lane - Berry  NSW   2535

8.30 am - 4.30 pm   Monday to Friday

02 4464 6000

 

Wollongong - Level 1, 84 Crown Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

8.30am - 4.30pm, Mon-Fri

02 4224 9700

 

Yass - 13 Mitchell Street, Yass NSW 2582

8.30am - 4.30pm, Mon-Fri

02 6118 7700

 

Cooma - 26 Soho Street, Cooma NSW 2630

8.30am - 4.30pm, Mon-Fri

02 6452 1122

    

Murray

Deniliquin - 449 Charlotte St, Deniliquin, NSW, 2710

8:30am - 5:00pm Mon to Fri

03 5881 9900

 

Albury - 931 Garland Ave, Albury, NSW, 2640

8:30am - 5:00pm Mon to Fri

02 6051 2200

 

Jerilderie - 6 Jerilderie Street, Jerilderie, NSW, 2716

9:00am - 5:00pm Mon to Fri

03 5886 1203

    

Riverina

Gundagai - 87 Sheridan Street, Gundagai NSW 2722

9:00 am - 4:00pm Mon to Fri

02 6940 6900

 

Narrandera - 8 Bolton Street, Narrandera NSW 2700

9:00am - 4:00pm Mon to Fri

02 695 81800

 

Wagga - Building 24, Darnell Smith Drive CSU, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

9:00am - 4:00pm Mon to Fri

02 6923 6300

 

Young - 93 Main Street, Young NSW 2594

9:00am - 4:00pm Mon to Fri

02 6381 4700

 

Griffith - 200 Murray Road, Hanwood NSW 2680

9:00am - 4:00pm Mon to Fri

02 6960 1300

    

Central West

Dubbo - 96 Victoria st Dubbo

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6841 6500

 

Forbes - 46 Sherriff Street Forbes 2871

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6850 1600

 

Coonabarabran - 89 John Street Coonabarabran 2357

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6842 6600

 

Coonamble - 12 Buckley Dr Coonamble 2829

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6822 1588

 

Nyngan - 58 Cobar Street Nyngan 2825

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6831 1500

 

Condobolin - 32 Bathurst St Condobolin 2877

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6891 2300

 

Gilgandra - 23 Warren Rd Gilgandra NSW 2827

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6847 8500

    

Central Tablelands

Bathurst - 66 Corporation Avenue, Bathurst NSW 2795

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6333 2300

 

Cowra - 30 Lynch Street, Cowra NSW 2794

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6341 9300

 

Lithgow - 3 Ordnance Avenue, Lithgow 2790

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6350 3110

 

Molong - 36 Bank Street, Molong NSW 2866

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6366 8505

 

Mudgee - 112 Market Street, Mudgee NSW 2850

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6378 1700

    

Northern Tablelands

Inverell - 15 Vivian Street, Inverell NSW 2360

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6720 8300

 

Glen Innes - 1 Greenaway Street, Glen Innes NSW 2370

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6732 8800

 

Armidale - 126-130 Taylor Street, Armidale NSW 2350

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6770 2000

 

Tenterfield - 142 High Street, Tenterfield NSW 2372

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6739 1400

    

North West

Tamworth - 4 Mardsen Park Rd Calala NSW 2340

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 67645900

 

Gunnedah - 35-37 Abbott St Gunnedah NSW 2380

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6742 9220

 

Narrabri - 101 Barwon St Narrabri NSW 2390

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6790 7600

 

Moree - 203 Balo St Moree NSW 2400

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6750 9000

 

Warialda - 19 Stephen St Warialda NSW 2402

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6729 1528

    

Western

Brewarrina - 24 Bathurst Street, Brewarrina 2839

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6839 2047

 

Buronga - 32 Enterprise Way, Buronga 2739

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

03 5021 9460

 

Cobar - Broomfield Street, Cobar 2835

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6836 2081

 

Cobar - 62 Marshall Street, Cobar 2835

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6836 1575

 

Bourke - 21 Mitchell Street, Bourke 2835

8.30am - 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday

02 6870 8600

Approximately 99.8% of the State is covered by one of the drought categories.

Some of the worst hit areas are the Hunter, Central Tablelands, Central West, North West and in the far West of the state.

We are continuing to help landholders manage their farming businesses during these challenging times.

Since the beginning of the year, over 7500 landholders have attended workshops, information sessions, ‘smokos’ and ‘cuppas’ to get advice on animal nutrition, pasture management and livestock health.

These events have also meant we can connect landholders with information and support from other specialists.

Our staff remain on the ground to support you. This page is your starting point to:


Current support and networks available

Visit NSW DPI’s DroughtHub to see the range of services and support available from the NSW and Australian governments.

The NSW government recently announced a support package of more than $584 million to support drought-affected farmers.

If you require assistance with drought transport subsidies, other financial assistance or are in need of, or know someone who may be in need of rural financial counselling services, please contact the Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) on 1800 678 593.

Support is also available for pest and weed control in drought-affected areas through the Local Land Services 2018–19 weed and pest animal management drought funding program.


Upcoming events and local contacts

Events across the state

For an updated list of events across the state, check the events page on the Local Land Services website.

Central Tablelands

Check for event updates on the Central Tablelands events page.

Contact your local extension staff.

Central West

Check for updates on the Central West events page.

Contact your local extension staff.

Greater Sydney

Check for updates on the Greater Sydney events page.

Contact your local extension staff.

Hunter

Check for updates on the Hunter event page.

Contact your local extension staff.

Murray

Check for updates on the Murray events page.

Contact your local extension staff.

North Coast

Check for updates on the North Coast events page.

Contact your local extension staff.

North West

Check for updates on the North West events page.

Contact your local extension staff.

Northern Tablelands

Check for updates on the Northern Tablelands events page.

Contact your local extension staff.

Riverina

Check for updates on the Riverina events page.

Contact your local extension staff.

South East

Check for updates on the South East event page.

Contact your local extension staff.

Western

Check for updates on the Western events page.

Contact your local extension staff.


More information

Local Land Services Drought Handbook (Central Tablelands) PDF, 1191.96 KB

Drought factsheet (Hunter)

Drought support links (Hunter)

Weeds and drought (Hunter)

Feeding and nutrition

Weeds and drought

Chemical residues in stock and stock food

There are also a range of publications, factsheets and apps on the NSW DPI DroughtHub.


Videos and webinars

Local Land Services has been holding workshops and 'smokos' across the state to help farmers through these dry times. If you haven't been able to make it to a session, check out this video of a dry times smoko that was recorded by Central West Local Land Services.

Funny feeds webinar recording - free but registration required

Animal nutrition (video)

Water quality (video)

Livestock care (video)

Pasture and groundcover care (video)

Animal health issues in drought conditions (video)

Managing stock in dry times (video)

Weighing up health and financial impacts when feeding in dry times (video)