Stray livestock

Straying stock can be a problem in rural areas, especially if the owners are not living where the animals are kept.

Owners are required to keep fences maintained to stop their stock straying onto neighbouring properties or public land (such as roads).

If stock are straying on the road, contact our Rangers on 1300 087 004 for advice and assistance. This service is available 24/7.

Owners can face a fine

From May 1 2023, new rules are being enforced for stock straying in public or trespassing onto private land.

The NSW Government’s new Public Spaces Act 2021 puts accountability firmly on owners of stock to do the right thing. If stock stray, owners should quickly collect their animals and take immediate steps to prevent them from become unattended again.

Ongoing issues with straying stock straying could now see fines applied amounting to $660 PER ANIMAL.

You can find out more about the Public Spaces Act here