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Seasonal conditions

We play a critical role in providing advisory services and support to help farmers manage operations when seasonal conditions deteriorate.

The NSW Government is replacing state drought declarations with seasonal conditions reports. This strategic advisory tool will help landholders manage operations and prepare for worsening seasonal conditions and drought.

On-ground seasonal conditions reporting

Every month, our cropping, livestock and biosecurity experts gather information from more than 350 land managers, based on conditions in their regions. This information into monthly reports:

Regional Assistance Advisory Committee

The independent Regional Assistance Advisory Committee uses these reports to make recommendations to the Minister for Primary Industries on potential farm business, farm family and community support response programs and initiatives.

Find out more about the Regional Assistance Advisory Committee or email for more information.

Climate and water outlook

The monthly Bureau of Meteorology Climate and Water Outlook video covers rainfall, streamflow and temperature for the next three months.

For further information on climate outlooks, visit the Bureau of Meteorology website.