WeedWatcher: homepage

Please note: This content may be out of date and is currently under review.

WeedWatcher has been retired and replaced by MyWeedWatcher. Use MyWeedWatcher to record community surveillance of weeds.

Use MyWeedWatcher to record community surveillance

WeedWatcher has been retired and replaced by MyWeedWatcher. Historical data from WeedWatcher is in the process of being transfered to MyWeedWatcher.

Getting started

  1. Read the users guide (see: WeedWatcher: users guide link).
  2. Decide if you want to register or not. Registration is optional but is recommended for regular users (see: WeedWatcher: registration link).
    • Registered users have access to some additional tools, including:
      • bulk upload of two or more records to the map
      • avoiding the need to re-enter follow-up details when recording observations.
  3. If you have registered login through the WeedWatcher: login link.
  4. Open the WeedWatcher application (see: WeedWatcher: application link).
  5. With the help of the user guide enter information into WeedWatcher.

Please note: the WeedWatcher: registration, WeedWatcher: application and WeedWatcher: login may not meet accessibility guidelines. Resources are being sought to provide accessible user interfaces.

Adding a new weed to WeedWatcher

Extra weeds can be added to WeedWatcher on request. However, only permitted or widespread category 3 declared weeds (under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007) will be included on the list. Prohibited, category 1 and category 2 declared plants need to be reported to our Pest and Disease Information Service for further action.


This portal was developed through project AWRC 08-64, funded by the Australian Government through the National Weeds and Productivity Research Program.

Weed surveillance project

The WeedWatcher surveillance application is not considered accessible under national accessibility requirements. It will be updated as part of the Agricultural weed surveillance project.

Contact information

Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS)
1800 084 881
Tamrika Lanoiselet
+61 (0)8 9368 3443
Page last updated: Friday, 27 May 2016 - 7:52am