Weeds in Australia

How you can help

Farmers

Invasive plants present an extremely serious threat to Australia's natural environment and agricultural regions. It is estimated that weeds cost Australian agricultural production $4 billion each year. Unless the spread of invasive plants is slowed down, future generations may be left with the legacy of a degraded Australian landscape, which will have a major impact on Australia's primary industries, trade and economy.

Given the scale of the problem, it's not surprising we need to adopt a multifaceted approach. We all need to play a part. The Australian Government and the state and territory governments work collaboratively to implement national eradication programs for weeds in Australia. Farmers too, play a critical role. Many farmers are proactively working to eradicate invasive plants and already have weed management plans in place.

To assist in solving the weed problem, consider the following:

Spotted something unusual? – Report new weeds