Weeds in Australia

Grants and Government

Australian Weeds Committee

The Australian Weeds Committee  (AWC) provides an inter-governmental mechanism for identifying and resolving weed issues at a national level.

The AWC is a cross-jurisdictional committee with members from the Australian Government and all state and territory governments. Representatives from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Plant Health Australia and the New Zealand Government are observers on the committee.

The AWC 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.

Correspondence to the Australian Weeds Committee can be directed to the Secretariat:

Secretariat Australian Weeds Committee
awc.secretariat@agriculture.gov.au