Weeds in Australia

How you can help

How you can help

Invasive weeds present an extremely serious threat to Australia's natural environment, and agricultural regions. Weeds are estimated to cost our agricultural industry $4 billion annually and can also cause poisoning and other health issues for humans, pets and farm animals. The real cost of weeds to the environment is difficult to calculate, however it is expected that the cost would be similar to, if not greater than, that estimated for agricultural industries.

We can all take action to solve the weed problem, here are some helpful tips:

Imported plants, bulbs and seed including those ordered over the Internet or through mail order must be cleared before coming into the country and some may be banned or require permits. Check with Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service  and the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities trade use section  before ordering plant material.

Acknowledgements

The information in this section (how you can help) was put together with research from the following websites. Please visit these websites for more information: