Animals and fire emergencies

Protecting your animals on your property from fire requires learning to recognise dangerous fire conditions and improving the safety of your house, animal shelters and infrastructure.

Refer to managing animals in a bushfire for more information on preparing for, responding to and recovering from fire emergencies.

For more information, refer to the 'see also' section.

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  • As a livestock owner, you need to be prepared, and have good plans to manage animals during a fire and in the recovery period. It is your responsibility to care for your animals' welfare.

  • It is the responsibility of landholders to properly plan for emergencies in order to keep their animals safe. These include livestock, horses, companion animals and wildlife.

  • It is the responsibility of landholders to ensure that animals are kept safe in the event of an emergency.

  • Following an emergency event, efforts should be concentrated on returning animals to their properties in good health. These include livestock, horses, companion animals and wildlife.