Pest plants

Under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007, local government authorities can prescribe any plant, other than a declared plant, to be a pest plant.

It is each local government authority’s responsibility to schedule a plant for pest plant status and administer the pest plant sections of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 in respect of that plant.

The Department of Agriculture and Food provides advice on how to prescribe a pest plant, if you need advice on prescribing a pest plant please search our website.

If you need advice on pest plants in your local government area please contact your local government authority or search the Department of Local Government’s Local Law register.

Articles

  • This article contains useful information about caltrop (Tribulus terrestris) and how to identify it.

  • Local government authorities can prescribe problematic plant species as 'pest plants' under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act).

  • Narrow leaf cotton bush (Gomphocarpus fruticosus) is a declared pest in Western Australia (WA).

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