Weeds in Australia

Grants and Government

Australian Weeds Committee

In August 2014 the Australian Weeds Committee and the Vertebrate Pests Committee merged to form the Invasive Plants and Animals Committee.

The Invasive Plants and Animals Committee (IPAC) provides an inter-governmental mechanism for identifying and resolving weed issues at a national level. It is a cross-jurisdictional committee with members from the Australian Government and all state and territory governments. Weed related observers on the committee inculde representatives from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Plant Health Australia and the New Zealand Government.

The IPAC oversees the administration of the Australian Weeds Strategy (AWS), which is the overarching policy for weed management in Australia. The AWS outlines goals and actions required to keep Australia's economic, environmental and social assets secure from the impacts of weeds.