Weeds in Australia

Grants and Government

Grants and Government

The primary responsibility for weed management rests with landholders/land managers, but collective action is necessary where the problem is beyond the capacity of the individual landholder or land manager to address.

The Australian Government, state and territory governments, industry and landholders all play important roles in managing weeds.

The Australian Government is responsible for international border protection, regulates the import and export of plant material and manages Commonwealth lands such as defence establishments and Commonwealth national parks.  The Australian Government also administers legislation, policies and programmes and associated activities to manage weeds at the national level.

State and territory governments encourage responsible weed management through regulation, developing and implementing effective policies and programmes, such as research and awareness and educational activities, and providing positive support through financial incentives and assistance schemes as well as appropriate standards and regulations.

Local governments manage weed problems on their own land and support weed management through activities such as the development of local weed strategies and community weed management programmes.

Grants and funding

The National Landcare Programme  and Green Army Programme will deliver projects that address environmental and sustainable agriculture issues, including weed management.

You may wish to contact your state and territory weed control agencies for information on state and territory level funding programmes for weed control.