Queensland Invasive Plants and Animals Strategy

The Queensland Invasive Plants and Animals Strategy 2019-2024 (PDF, 1.7MB) is a state-wide strategic planning framework to address the impacts of invasive plants and animals in Queensland and to reduce the incidence of new exotic species entering Queensland.

Shared responsibility is a legal requirement of the general biosecurity obligation under the Biosecurity Act 2014. Land managers, industry, the community and all levels of government are responsible for managing invasive plants and animals. The Strategy provides an indication of the areas of responsibilities for the various stakeholders involved in invasive species management.

The Strategy includes 6 themes and objectives with 29 underlying strategic actions for stakeholders in invasive species management in Queensland to implement over a 5 year period.


Invasive plants and animals are cooperatively managed to reduce their impacts on the environment, the economy, human health and social amenity as it relates to the community.


To direct and facilitate strategic and targeted actions to reduce the impacts of invasive species.


  1. Prevention and preparedness
  2. Monitoring and assessment
  3. Awareness and education
  4. Effective management systems
  5. Strategic planning and management
  6. Commitment, roles and responsibilities

Queensland Invasive Plants and Animals Committee

The Queensland Invasive Plants and Animals Committee (QIPAC) leads, facilitates, monitors and reports on priorities under the Queensland Invasive Plants and Animals Strategy 2019-2024. QIPAC also guides the management of invasive plants and animals in Queensland.

QIPAC’s function is to provide current, high level, independent and strategic advice to the Biosecurity Queensland Ministerial Advisory Committee, the Minister of Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries, the department and key stakeholders on a broad range of invasive plants and animal issues.


  • AgForce Queensland
  • Local Government Association of Queensland
  • Queensland Farmers’ Federation
  • Regional Natural Resource Management Groups Collective
  • A group representing a special interest or technical expertise in invasive species (e.g. Weeds Society of Queensland)
  • Queensland Conservation Council
  • Other state government departments with responsibilities in environmental protection or national parks or natural resource management.