Weed control services

The South East Natural Resources Management Board offers a cost recovery weed control service to assist landholders to manage their responsibilities under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004.

The Act states that it is the responsibility of the landholder to control declared pest plants and animals on their property. They are also responsible for the prevention of sale or movement of pest plant and animals.

Landholders can undertake their own weed control activities, engage a private contractor to undertake the work or engage the  Board’s weed control service. Where practical, the Board encourages landholders to undertake the control of declared weeds.

The Board’s range of services offered includes:

Declared weed control – private land
This service is for weeds that are listed as declared under the SE Region Pest Management Strategy and pose a significant threat to agriculture, the natural environment or public health and safety. Control methods generally include chemical control through spraying, mechanical or manual removal. NRM Officers can provide advice on control methods and best practice.

Declared weed control – Roadsides
The Board is responsible for roadside declared weed control and can seek to recover the costs of delivery from adjoining landholders.

The Board will, where practical, endeavour to provide opportunity for landholders to undertake roadside weed control prior to coordinating control works (and therefore avoid being charged a fee). Permission must be sought through your local council prior to undertaking any work on the roadside.

Pest animal control
A range of cost recovery services and products are also available for pest animal control. These typically include 1080 fox baits, 1080 rabbit baits and rabbit bait laying.

Current product price list

The summary price list is current from September 1, 2018. Changes may occur to prices without prior notice.