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Travelling Stock Reserves

Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs) are parcels of Crown land reserved under legislation for use by travelling stock. Local Land Services is responsible for the care, control and maintenance of almost 500,000ha of TSRs in NSW.

TSRs provide pasture reserves for travelling or grazing stock. These reserves can be beneficial in times of drought, bushfire or flood. They are also used for public recreation, apiary sites and for conservation.

Local Land Services manages the land to strike a balance between the needs of travelling or grazing stock and the conservation of native species.

The role of Local Land Services in managing TSRs includes:

  • authorising and monitoring stock, recreation and apiary site use
  • controlling noxious weeds
  • controlling pest animals and insects
  • providing and maintaining fencing, watering points and holding yards
  • considering land management and animal health legislation.

Pesticide use

The pesticide use notification plan has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Pesticides Regulation 2009 (the Regulation).

The plan sets out how Local Land Services will notify members of the community of pesticide applications it makes or allows to be made to public places that it owns or controls.

The aim of the plan is to notify all people accessing land under the management, control and ownership of Local Land Services across NSW about pesticide use applications.

TSR feedback

Contact us on TSR-specific issues.

Emergency management

Travelling stock reserve use during flooding

TSRs on the Northern Tablelands

The management of Travelling Stock Reserves, which are Crown Lands, has changed hands over the years. Northern Tablelands Local Land Services boundaries align with Local Shire Council boundaries of Tenterfield, Glen Innes, Inverell, Armidale Dumaresq, Guyra and Walcha and the TSRs that are within these shires are all now under the management of the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services.

The Northern Tablelands Local Land Services manages over 350 TSRs covering an area of 46,735 hectares. 

The role of the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services is to manage TSRs for multiple users in the common interest of the whole community. We promote a balance of TSR use for production, social, cultural and environmental outcomes and continuously work to maintain and improve the resource.

Funding to cover the costs of managing the TSR network comes primarily from the revenue raised through fees charged for grazing permits.

For an update on TSRs on the Northern Tablelands contact Ross Fuller on 02 6722 3091 or