Biosecurity Act 2014
Invasive pest animals and plants present a serious threat to the agriculture and lifestyle of the Lockyer Valley region. Landholders have a responsibility under the Biosecurity Act 2014 to control prohibited and restricted (pest animals and plants) matter on their land.
- View Council's current Biosecurity Plan.
- View Council's Surveillance Program 2023-2026
- View notice of Council's Surveillance Program 2023-2026
What you can do
- Learn more about the problem, act responsibly and effectively. For information:
How Council can help
Council can assist landholders with pest management advice through a number of programs:
- Resident Herbicide Subsidy Program
- Spray equipment loan
- Landholder Invasive Animal Control Subsidy Program
- Feral trap loan
- Feral Pig Bait Box loan
- Wild Dog/Dingo Scalp Bounty
- Community pest management groups
Council's Pest Management Officers also provide advice on the most effective way to use herbicide, traps and baits through onsite property visits and at workshops and field days.
Resident Herbicide Subsidy Program
Council has identified 16 invasive weeds currently active or on alert under the Qld Biosecurity Act 2014.
The Qld Biosecurity Act 2014 states that landholders have a General Biosecurity Obligation (GBO) to take all reasonable and practical efforts to reduce the risk associated with restricted and prohibited pest weeds under their control.
Council's Resident Herbicide Subsidy Program assists landholders in controlling invasive species by providing access to a suitable, registered herbicide at a 50 per cent subsided rate.
The invasive species identified include:
Grasses and Woody Weeds
- Giant Rat's Tail Grass
- Mother of Millions
- Annual Ragweed
- Groundsel Bush
- African Boxthorn
- Harrisia Cactus
- Chilean needle grass*
*weed of alert
Visit daf.qld.gov.au for specific invasive weed factsheets that list registered herbicide control options.
If you suspect you have invasive species, please don't hesitate to contact Council to arrange a site visit by a experienced Pest Management Officers. Council's Pest Management Officers can assist with invasive weed identification, the control measures to effectively reduce the spread and outline the eligibility of the herbicide subsidy program.
If you have no access to spray equipment, Council has spray equipment for loan to landholders, or visit Council's Business Directory for Weed Control Contractor services that may be an option for you.
Spray Equipment Loan
Council has spray equipment available for loan by landholders to assist in the treatment of pest weeds on their property. A security deposit and loan agreement are required to secure the necessary equipment. This can be arranged by downloading and completing the attached forms and contacting Council's Community Wellbeing Team on 1300 005 872 to secure the next available date.