Weed resources

On 1 July 2017, the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 was replaced by the Biosecurity Act 2015. The Weed biosecurity section of this website is being reviewed, and information currently on this page may not reflect the new legislation.


Fact sheets
Aleman grass (Echinochloa polystachya)
Alligator weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides)
Bamboo (fast spreading / running)
Bitou bush (Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. rotundata)
Cecropia (Cecropia peltata)
Chinese celtis (Celtis sinensis)
Cockscomb coral tree (Erythrina crista-galli) (aka Cockspur coral tree)
Giant devil's fig (Solanum chrysotrichum)
Giant rat's tail grass and other weedy Sporobolus species
Glory lily (Gloriosa superba)
Groundsel bush (Baccharis halimifolia)
Honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)
Hymenachne (Hymenachne amplexicaulis)
Kidney leaf mud plantain (Heteranthera reniformis)
Koster's curse (Clidemia hirta)
Miconia (Miconia calvescens)
Paper mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera)
Poisonous plants
Pond apple (Annona glabra)
Seeded banana (Musa spp.)
Senegal tea plant (Gymnocoronis spilanthoides)
Tropical soda apple (Solanum viarum) and similar Solanum species
Tropical soda apple (Solanum viarum)
Water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes)


Operational procedures
Machinery and vehicle clean-down checklist


Weed identification
Weed identification booklet - NSW Far North Coast
Australian Government: Weeds in Australia identification tool
NSW WeedWise


Useful links
Resources Australian Government: Weeds in Australia
  Biosecurity Act 2015
  Biosecurity Act 2015 factsheets
  Biosecurity Regulation 2017
  Biosecurity Regulation 2017 - Weeds
  Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)
  Landcare Australia
  Local Land Services
  Look Learn Act – Be Weed Free
  North Coast Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan 2017-2022
  Northern Landcare Support Services
  NSW Biosecurity Manual November 2016
  NSW Biosecurity Strategy 2013-2021
  NSW Department of Primary Industries – Weeds
  NSW Invasive Species Plan
  NSW Office of Environment and Heritage – Weeds
  NSW Weeds Action Program 2015-2020
  PlantNET – NSW Flora online


Other information
Best practice management Giant rats tail grass and Giant Parramatta grass (Weedy sporobolus)
Buyers, beware! Read this before purchasing land
Control manuals Camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora) (compiled by Janet Townsend)