Need help planning your weeds management program? This section of the website will help you connect with the relevant groups, authorities and professionals in your region.
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The Victorian Gorse Taskforce (VGT) leads an integrated approach to reducing gorse across private and public land. We source funding from across government for community-led activities to reduce gorse in local areas. These groups provide information, financial and practical support to landowners managing gorse and are helping reduce gorse across the Victorian landscape.
Contact form: https://www.vicgorsetaskforce.com.au/contact-us/
The Australian Government provides national policy leadership and direction, working with state and territory governments. It is responsible for international border protection, including regulating the import and export of plant material, and manages Commonwealth lands, such as defence establishments and Commonwealth national parks. The Australian Government also, in cooperation with other governments and landowners, administers legislation, policies, programmes and associated activities to manage weeds at the national level.
Phone: 1800 900 090
Email: Contact page
The main contact for advice on weeds legislation, policies, programmes and coordination of control activities in the Australian Capital Territory is the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate.
Phone: 13 22 81
Site offices: Contact page
The main contact for advice on legislation, policies, programmes and coordination of control activities in New South Wales is the Department of Primary Industries, who administer the NSW WeedsWise program.
NSW Local Land Services also manage and roll out control programs across the state.
Phone: 1800 680 244
NSW Local Land Services has set up 11 Regional Weed Committees. These regional committees are made up of Local Control Authorities, public and private landholders, and community members. Each Regional Weeds Committee has developed a five-year Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan to focus on managing and controlling weeds in their regions. The plans are based on local knowledge, research and technology and a strict assessment of the biosecurity risks posed by weeds.
Phone: 1300 795 299
Not sure what region you are in?
Check here: https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/regions
The main contact for advice on legislation, policies, programmes and coordination of control activities in Western Australia is the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
Phone: 08 9368 3333
Or contact the Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS):
Phone: 08 9368 3080
Australian National Herbarium has over 1.2 million specimens and is responsible for the scientific integrity of the Gardens’ plant labeling and manages the national plant name lists for Australia’s botanical community.
Phone: (02) 6246 5084
The Council of Australasian Weed Societies (CAWS) is an independent body that can express national and regional views on all issues relating to weeds and their management. The Council is composed of delegates from Australian State Societies and the Plant Protection Society of New Zealand that have weed management as their major focus. The Council promotes weed management, and its practitioners, through education, awards, travel grants and publications.
The Weed Society of New South Wales Inc. is the oldest weed society in Australia and a foundation member of the Council of Australasian Weed Societies (CAWS). Currently, the Society has a membership base with a broad range of interests across weed management.
The Weed Society of Queensland (WSQ) was formed in 1975 with the aim of advancing the understanding and practice of weed management. In recent years the society expanded its scope to include pest animals and the WSQ – Pest Animal Branch was born. The WSQ is one of the seven societies of the Council of Australasian Weed Science Societies (CAWS).
(WMSSA) was formed on 15th October 1999, bringing together people actively involved in managing weeds and researchers with interests in protecting our agricultural and natural environments. The Society provides a forum to share knowledge, debate issues and generate ideas, drawing on practical weed control experience and the latest research.
The Weeds Society of Western Australia Inc. (WSWA) is a professional organisation that brings together research scientists, extension officers, consultants, company representatives, conservationists, other practitioners and members of the public who have an interest in weed management
Leschenault Biosecurity Group Inc is a community based not for profit whose purpose is to protect the region’s diverse land uses and natural values against the significant impacts of pests – both animal and plant – through cooperation and collaboration.
They work with landholders and stakeholders to assist and encourage pest management. They work hard to bring the community together in groups to encourage landscape scale, integrated management and provide personalised advice on weed/pest management, ID weeds and act as a data base for pest reports.
PO Box 185, Donnybrook WA 6239
Phone: 0488 991 352
The VSTWP is an incorporated non-profit organisation comprised of community members in collaboration with a range of stakeholders. Program staff and extension officers work closely with Landcare groups, landholders, local government, and other agencies to promote a holistic approach to land management and serrated tussock control. The VSTWP is part of a wider effort to manage pest animals and plants in Victoria. Similar initiatives include the Victorian Blackberry Taskforce and the Gorse Task Force. The key financial supporter of the VGT is Agriculture Victoria.
Phone: 0422 605 953
The Weed Society of Victoria is an organisation for people interested in any aspect of invasive plants (weeds). This might include: terrestrial or aquatic weeds; the biology, ecology, and management of weeds; their place in the environment; their benefits and uses; or their place in history and art.
Staff at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney provide plant identification and plant pathology services, including root identification and plant disease diagnostics.
Phone: (02) 9231 8111