Fraser Coast Regional Council logoFraser Coast Regional Council

Pest plants Pest plants

There are a number of state declared plant pests known to exist on the Fraser Coast.

Under Council's local law declared pests, seven pest plants have been identified for the Fraser Coast region and a further seven pest plants for Fraser Island.

Restrictions can vary on importation, possession, sales and control requirements can also apply if the plants impact or have the potential to impact on a nearby 'environmentally significant area' (eg a national park or Fraser Island).

The Biosecurity Act 2014 imposes general biosecurity obligations (GBO) for landowners to control invasive pests on land under their management and it is an offence to not comply with the conditions of each classified pest.

Local law declared pests

Have a serious impact on primary production through contamination, especially in the wool industry.  They are poisonous to stock, compete for pastures and can cause injury to grazing animals. For more information, Local law declared pest plants.