Weeds cost Queensland an estimated $600 million annually and have significant impacts on primary industries, natural ecosystems, and human and animal health.
Some plants have been declared as pest plants under the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002. Landholders, including state agencies, may be required to control declared pest plants on their properties.
- Invasive plants
Environmental weeds are plants that invade native ecosystems and adversely affect the survival of indigenous flora and fauna
Weeds of National Significance
32 introduced plants were identified as Weeds of National Significance (WONS). This list of plants was development based on the following keys.
Impacts of weeds
Weeds have a significant economic, environmental and social impact.
About the Weedbuster program and how to get involved in Weedbuster Week
Preventing weed spread
Ways to prevent weed spread, legal requirements, importation and quarantine, Codes of Practice, inspection and frequently asked questions.
Coen Information and Inspection Centre, Cape York Peninsula
Details on the Coen Information and Inspection Centre, Cape York Peninsula to help prevent the spread of pests
Information about a range of weed control methods.
- Four Tropical Weeds Eradication Program