Livestock and domestic animals


If you have livestock or domestic animals, include them in your emergency planning. 

  • If you have domestic animals (such as horses, pigs or poultry) or livestock, know which paddocks are safe to move livestock away from floodwaters, landslides and power lines.
  • In the event of an evacuation, ensure you have a plan in place so they will be secure and have food, water and shelter. The responsibility for animal welfare remains with the owner.
  • Check with your council about local arrangements for assisting with domestic animal issues.