All land managers are responsible for managing weeds on their land, irrespective of whether the land is public or privately owned.
Under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 (CaLP Act), certain plants are declared as Noxious Weeds in Victoria. These plants cause environmental or economic harm or have the potential to cause such harm. They can also present risks to human health. The CaLP Act defines four categories of Declared Noxious Weeds:
- State Prohibited Weeds
- Regionally Prohibited Weeds
- Regionally Controlled Weeds
- Restricted Weeds.
Noxious Weeds are categorised into one of these four categories for each catchment region in Victoria.
The Victorian Government is responsible for eradicating State Prohibited Weeds. If you think you have purchased or seen a State Prohibited Weed, please telephone the Agriculture Victoria on 136 186. Please do not attempt to control or dispose of these weeds yourself.
All land managers are responsible for taking all reasonable steps on their land to:
- Eradicate Regionally Prohibited Weeds and
- Prevent the growth and spread of Regionally Controlled Weeds.
Trade of Restricted Weeds is prohibited.
As a land manger, it is important to be able to identify and control all weeds posing a threat to your land or neighbouring land (including weeds not listed as Noxious).
Please telephone Council’s Planning Services on 9433 3343 to find out whether you need a planning permit for removal of invasive trees.