What are weeds?
Weeds are plants growing in the wrong place. This wrong place can be our natural bushland, a creek or river bank, your garden or a farmer’s paddock.
Noxious weeds are listed under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 (CaLP Act). Landowners are required to control noxious weeds. Find a list of noxious weeds and treatment advice.
Environmental weeds cause more problems in bushland reserves and gardens. Some environmental weeds, like Blackberry or Broom, are also noxious weeds. Find out what are environmental weeds. (PDF, 10MB)
How to get rid of weeds?
Removal methods (PDF, 121KB) include hand pulling, drill and fill, cut and paint (with a dabber bottle (PDF, 744KB)), smothering and herbicide application.
Disposal methods include;
How can we help?
The Weed Wipeout program allows residents to dispose of certain environmental weeds.
You are eligible for a Weed Wipeout tip voucher if you are seeking to dispose of the following eight species of weeds:
- English Ivy
- Blue Periwinkle
- Wandering Trad
- Japanese Honeysuckle
- Wild Tobacco Tree
- Arum Lily
To apply for a tip voucher please fill out the form below and a member of our Parks and Environment team will be in contact with you shortly. Alternatively you can contact us on 1300 368 333.
Weed fact sheets
- Agapanthus Fact Sheet (PDF, 250KB)
- Angled Onion Fact Sheet (PDF, 231KB)
- Arum Lily Fact Sheet (PDF, 376KB)
- Blue Periwinkle Fact Sheet (PDF, 276KB)
- Bridal Creeper Fact Sheet (PDF, 267KB)
- Bulbil Watsonia Fact Sheet (PDF, 469KB)
- Desert Ash Fact Sheet (PDF, 430KB)
- English Broom Fact Sheet (PDF, 501KB)
- English Ivy Fact Sheet (PDF, 625KB)
- Hawthorn Fact Sheet (PDF, 394KB)
- Holly Fact Sheet (PDF, 547KB)
- Japanese Honeysuckle Fact Sheet (PDF, 340KB)
- Montbretia Fact Sheet (PDF, 371KB)
- Montpellier Broom Fact Sheet (PDF, 384KB)
- Red Cestrum Fact Sheet (PDF, 529KB)
- Spanish Heath Fact Sheet (PDF, 431KB)
- Sweet Pittosporum Fact Sheet (PDF, 404KB)
- Sycamore Maple Fact Sheet (PDF, 460KB)
- Wandering Trad Fact Sheet (PDF, 367KB)
- Wild Tree Tobacco Fact Sheet (PDF, 410KB)
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