Weeds of Nillumbik

If you live in the Shire of Nillumbik, then you will be aware of its amazing natural beauty. From fern-filled wet forests to orchid-rich dry forests, through hills and valleys, along creeks and rivers, and through historic townships and picturesque agricultural areas, Nillumbik has a unique and special environment. However, these values are under threat with weeds impacting on bushland and agricultural areas.

Council assists residents with the control of weeds by providing advice on weed identification, control options and planning a control program. The Land Management Incentive Program also provides grants for weed control in certain areas of the Shire.

For assistance with the management of weeds and pest plants on private and Council managed land please use the relevant contact details below.

Council contacts

  • Private land - Sustainability and Environment 9433 3207.
  • Council land - Environmental Works 9433 3192 or Parks Maintenance 9436 3555.

Other public land contacts

  • Parks Victoria 13 19 63
  • Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources - 136 186
  • Melbourne Water - 13 17 22
  • VicRoads - 13 11 71

Common Weeds of Nillumbik booklet

The purpose of this booklet is to provide all land managers (public and private) with a locally-relevant field guide that will help to identify and manage environmental and agricultural weeds in Nillumbik.

View the Common Weeds of Nillumbik booklet(PDF, 3MB) online or for a hard copy email environmental.events@nillumbik.vic.gov.au or call 9433 3316.


The Weeds Australia website is a useful source of weed information.

The Nillumbik Landcare network website provides a search feature to assist with identification and offers information on the common weeds of Nillumbik.

Weed illustrations

Local artist Pat Reynolds has illustrated 60 of Nillumbik's weeds.  The selection of species was based on advice received from botanist Randall Robinson and particularly targets those species often sold in nurseries that are invasive of bushland. Many of them are also agricultural weeds.