Resources for tackling weeds in Tasmania

There are many weeds in Tasmania, and a wide range of methods for controlling and eradicating them have been tried, studied and implemented.

Here are some links to resources for helping tackle these pesky plants. Many Landcare Tasmania groups are dedicated to managing and eradicating weeds across the state.

Tasmanian Weeds Index (NRE)

Declared and non-declared agricultural weeds listed alphabetically by common name. This page includes recommended control measures.

Environmental Weeds Tasmania (NRE)

Weeds that invade bushland and threaten native plants by out-competing them are known as environmental weeds. This page includes recommended control measures.

Weeds Australia

Designed to connect you with up-to-date knowledge to make informed decisions about managing invasive weeds within Australia.

Tasmanian Weeds Facebook Community

Not sure what the plant you're looking at might be? Why not link in with passionate weed busters to help identify what your pesky plants are and work towards managing them on this Tasmanian Weeds facebook group

3-D models of invasive grasses

View the models here. The NSW government has produced some very clever 3-D models to help identify invasive grasses in Australia.

Controlling Spanish Heath 

Check out the Spanish Heath Resource Page we've made with Central Coast Council.

Biological Control of Weeds in Tasmania 

Climate change, species change and local impacts – Howard Jones, St Helens Coastcarer. 

Link to the presentation

Biological Sea Spurge control in Tasmania

Seeking Landcare Groups for community-led releases

Sea spurge (Euphorbia paralias) is highly invasive weed that forms dense infestations in a range of coastal habitats in southern Australia. Infestations in Tasmania are among the most severe in the country.

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, initiated research to develop a biocontrol solution for sea spurge in 2009 and an agent was found in the Mediterranean region. Following an extensive review and consultation process, permission to release the fungus for sea spurge biocontrol was obtained in November 2020. Releases of the sea spurge biocontrol agent will be carried out through community-led releases of the agent at many locations where the weed is present.

Should your group like to participate in the community-led releases, please email Dr. Hunter. Contact details can be found in the PDF download:

Download Sea-Spurge Biocontrol Information Sheet (pdf)

NRE Sea-Spurge Weed Management Guide (pdf)