Weed management

Weed management in the shire is a shared responsibility between Council and local land owners.   

Noxious weeds

Under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994, as a private landowner you have a legal responsibility to control weeds on your property. Land owners are required to take reasonable steps to remove regionally prohibited weeds and to prevent the growth and spread of regionally controlled weeds on any land owned by you.

For a list of Victoria's declared noxious weeds, visit Agriculture Australia's declared noxious weeds page.

Weeds on roadsides

Council provides an on-going roadside weed control program.

Our priorities are to: 

  • protect significant roadside vegetation under threat from weed invasion
  • undertake follow up control of weeds at previously treated sites
  • support on-going community groups projects
  • control new and emerging weed species to the municipality, and to control new outbreaks of high threat weed species.