- Last updated:
- 17 Oct 2016
All residents have a General Biosecurity Obligation (GBO) under the Biosecurity Act 2014 to manage invasive plants that are under their control. To comply with this obligation it is important to know about invasive plants found in your area and related to your land use activity. Over 75% of environmental weeds have entered Australia from overseas as garden plants. Council undertakes an annual Biosecurity program to monitor compliance.
Assistance with weed identification
- Download the Weeds of South East Qld App
- See the Biosecurity Queensland A-Z list of invasive plants
- Send or bring in a specimen to council
- Send a sample for identification to the Queensland Herbarium
- Contact a council Pest and Vector Officer
- Refer to council's Our Locals are Beauties brochures
Assistance with weed control
- See the Biosecurity Queensland website.
- See the Biosecurity Queensland's A-Z weed factsheets containing weed specific control methods.
- Contact council to hire weed control equipment including wick wipers, a quick spray unit and knapsack kits.
- Contact council to participate in the Salvinia Biological Control Program.
- Find out how to crown, frill, dig and paint weeds for successful removal. A series of videos are available showing all the basic techniques.
- Replace weeds with native species.