It is everybody’s responsibility to control weeds on their land.
All residents have a General Biosecurity Obligation (GBO) under Queensland’s Biosecurity Act 2014. This means that you need to ensure that your activities do not spread a pest, disease or contaminant issue and that you:
For information on weed control legislation, declared classes of weed species and how to identify weeds visit Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
The Queensland Herbarium website provides a step by step guide on how to collect and send specimens for identification.
You can join the battle against weeds by learning to identify weeds species and managing weeds on your property. Council offers Voluntary Conservation Programs (including Bushcare and Land for Wildlife) that provide the community with opportunities to learn about our environment and conservation.
Declared weed species are listed by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries as restrictive invasive plants for management:
More information on weed control legislation and the declared classes of weed species can be found on Business Queensland.
Alligator weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides)
Blue Thunbergia (Thunbergia grandiflora (syn. Thinbergia laurifolia))
Hygrophila (Hygrophila costata)
Willow (Salix spp.)
Annual ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)
Cabomba (Cabomba species)
Fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis)
Giant Parramatta grass (Sporobolus fertilis)
Giant rat's tail grass (Sporobolus pyramidalis, S. natalensis)
Groundsel bush (Baccharis halimifolia)
Hymenachne (Hymenachne amplexicaulis)
Kahili ginger (Hedychium gardnerianum)
Mother-of-millions (Bryophyllum delagoense (syn. B. tubiflorum and Kalanchoe delagoensis), B. x houghtonii (syn. B. daigremontianum x B. delagoense, K. x houghtonii))
Parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus)
Prickly pear (Opuntia spp. other than O. ficus-indica)
Rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora)
Salvinia (Salvinia molesta)
Senegal tea (Gymnocoronis spilanthoides)
Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)
Water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes)
Balloon vine (Cardiospermum grandiflorum)
Camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora)
Broadleaved pepper tree (Schinus terebinthifolius)
Cat's claw creeper (Macfadyena unguis-cati (L.) A.H.Gentry)
Chinese celtis (Celtis sinensis)
Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense)
Creeping lantana (Lantana montevidensis)
Dutchman's pipe (Aristolochia ssp.)
Lantana (Lantana camara)
Madeira vine (Anredera cordifolia)
Singapore daisy (Sphagneticola trilobata)
Council manages weeds on Council properties, reserves and waterways across the region. Report weeds on Council land.