Priority weeds for the North Coast

Note: this region includes the local council areas of Ballina, Bellingen, Byron, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Kyogle, Lismore, Nambucca, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Richmond Valley and Tweed.

Weed Duty
All plants General Biosecurity Duty
All pest plants are regulated with a general biosecurity duty to prevent, eliminate or minimise any biosecurity risk they may pose. Any person who deals with any plant, who knows (or ought to know) of any biosecurity risk, has a duty to ensure the risk is prevented, eliminated or minimised, so far as is reasonably practicable.
Aaron's beard prickly pear
Opuntia leucotricha
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
African boxthorn
Lycium ferocissimum
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Aleman grass
Echinochloa polystachya
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Alligator weed
Alternanthera philoxeroides
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Alligator weed
Alternanthera philoxeroides
Biosecurity Zone
The Alligator Weed Biosecurity Zone is established for all land within the state except land in the following regions: Greater Sydney; Hunter (but only in the local government areas of City of Lake Macquarie, City of Maitland, City of Newcastle or Port Stephens).
Within the Biosecurity Zone this weed must be eradicated where practicable, or as much of the weed destroyed as practicable, and any remaining weed suppressed. The local control authority must be notified of any new infestations of this weed within the Biosecurity Zone
Anchored water hyacinth
Eichhornia azurea
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
Asparagus fern
Asparagus virgatus
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Bellingen Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Lord Howe Island. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, , Byron Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Nambucca Valley LGA, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Athel pine
Tamarix aphylla
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Banana passionfruit
Passiflora tarminiana
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Note: This plant is sometimes named Passiflora mollissima
Bitou bush
Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. rotundata
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Bitou bush
Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. rotundata
Biosecurity Zone
The Bitou Bush Biosecurity Zone is established for all land within the State except land within 10 kilometres of the mean high water mark of the Pacific Ocean between Cape Byron in the north and Point Perpendicular in the south.
Within the Biosecurity Zone this weed must be eradicated where practicable, or as much of the weed destroyed as practicable, and any remaining weed suppressed. The local control authority must be notified of any new infestations of this weed within the Biosecurity Zone
Bitou bush
Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. rotundata
Regional Recommended Measure
Biosecurity Zone, which includes: Lord Howe Island, The entire Kyogle Shire, Lismore City and Tweed Shire LGAs. Byron Shire LGA (all land north of Cape Byron and all land outside of 10 km from the Pacific Ocean). All land outside of 10km from the Pacific Ocean in the following LGAs: Ballina Shire, Bellingen Shire, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey Shire, Nambucca Shire, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Richmond Valley. The core infestation includes all land outside the biosecurity zone.
Entire North Coast Local Land Services region: A person must not, import into the State or sell. Within the Bitou Bush Biosecurity Zone: If the weed is part of a new infestation of the weed on the land, notify the local control authority for the land as soon as practicable. Eradicate the weed or, if that is not practicable, destroy as much of the weed as is practicable and suppress the spread of any remaining weed. The core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Black knapweed
Centaurea x moncktonii
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
Black locust
Robinia pseudoacacia
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Coffs Harbour City LGA, Lord Howe Island,` Bellingen Shire LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Nambucca Valley LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Black willow
Salix nigra
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Black willow
Salix nigra
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Bellingen Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Lord Howe Island, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Clarence Valley LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Nambucca Valley LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Blackberry
Rubus fruticosus species aggregate
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
All species in the Rubus fruiticosus species aggregate have this requirement, except for the varietals Black Satin, Chehalem, Chester Thornless, Dirksen Thornless, Loch Ness, Murrindindi, Silvan, Smooth Stem, and Thornfree
Blind cactus
Opuntia rufida
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Blue heliotrope
Heliotropium amplexicaule
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Bellingen Shire LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Lord Howe Island, Nambucca Valley LGA, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Boneseed
Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. monilifera
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Boneseed
Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. monilifera
Control Order
Boneseed Control Zone: Whole of NSW
Boneseed Control Zone (Whole of NSW): Owners and occupiers of land on which there is boneseed must notify the local control authority of new infestations; immediately destroy the plants; ensure subsequent generations are destroyed; and ensure the land is kept free of the plant. A person who deals with a carrier of boneseed must ensure the plant (and any seed and propagules) is not moved from the land; and immediately notify the local control authority of the presence of the plant.
Boxing glove cactus
Cylindropuntia fulgida var. mamillata
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Bridal creeper
Asparagus asparagoides
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
*this requirement also applies to the Western Cape form of bridal creeper
Bridal creeper
Asparagus asparagoides
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Bridal veil creeper
Asparagus declinatus
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
Broad-leaf pepper tree
Schinus terebinthifolius
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Bellingen Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA, Lord Howe Island, Nambucca Valley LGA, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Broomrapes
Orobanche species
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
All species of Orobanche are Prohibited Matter in NSW, except Clover broomrape, Orobanche minor and Australian broomrape, Orobanche cernua var. australiana.
Bunny ears cactus
Opuntia microdasys
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Cabomba
Cabomba caroliniana
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Cane cactus
Austrocylindropuntia cylindrica
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
All species in the Austrocylindropuntia genus have this requirement
Cape broom
Genista monspessulana
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Cape broom
Genista monspessulana
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Cat's claw creeper
Dolichandra unguis-cati
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Cecropia
Cecropia species
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Cha-om
Senegalia pennata subsp. insuavis
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Chicken dance cactus
Opuntia schickendantzii
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Chilean needle grass
Nassella neesiana
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Chinese celtis
Celtis sinensis
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Bellingen Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA, Lord Howe Island, Nambucca Valley LGA Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Chinese knotweed
Persicaria chinensis
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Chinese tallow tree
Triadica sebifera
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Bellingen Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA, Lord Howe Island, Nambucca Valley LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA , Kempsey Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Chinese violet
Asystasia gangetica subsp. micrantha
Control Order
Owners and occupiers of land on which there is Chinese violet must notify the local control authority for the area if the Chinese violet is part of a new infestation on the land, destroy all Chinese violet on the land ensuring that subsequent generations of Chinese violet are destroyed; and keep the land free of Chinese violet. A person who deals with a carrier of Chinese violet must ensure the plant (and any seed and propagules) is not moved from the land; and immediately notify the local control authority of the presence of the plant on the land, or on or in a carrier.
Climbing asparagus
Asparagus africanus
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Climbing asparagus fern
Asparagus plumosus
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Cockspur coral tree
Erythrina crista-galli
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Bellingen Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Lord Howe Island, Nambucca Valley LGA, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Common pear
Opuntia stricta
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Devil's fig
Solanum torvum
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Bellingen Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA, Lord Howe Island, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Nambucca Valley LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
East Indian hygrophila
Hygrophila polysperma
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Bellingen Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA, Lord Howe Island, Nambucca Valley LGA, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Eurasian water milfoil
Myriophyllum spicatum
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
Eve's needle cactus
Austrocylindropuntia subulata
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
All species in the Austrocylindropuntia genus have this requirement
Fireweed
Senecio madagascariensis
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Flax-leaf broom
Genista linifolia
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Foxtail fern
Asparagus densiflorus
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Frogbit
Limnobium laevigatum
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
All species of Limnobium are Prohibited Matter
Gamba grass
Andropogon gayanus
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
Giant devil's fig
Solanum chrysotrichum
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Bellingen Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Lord Howe Island, Nambucca Valley LGA, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA Shire LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Giant reed
Arundo donax
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Lord Howe Island, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Bellingen Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Nambucca Valley LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Glory lily
Gloriosa superba
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Lord Howe Island. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Bellingen Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Nambucca Valley LGA, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value .
Gorse
Ulex europaeus
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Gorse
Ulex europaeus
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Grader grass
Themeda quadrivalvis
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion zone: Bellingen Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Lord Howe Island, Nambucca Valley LGA, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Green cestrum
Cestrum parqui
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Clarence Valley LGA, Lord Howe Island, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Bellingen Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Nambucca Valley LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Grey sallow
Salix cinerea
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Grey sallow
Salix cinerea
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Ground asparagus
Asparagus aethiopicus
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Groundsel bush
Baccharis halimifolia
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Clarence Valley LGA, Lord Howe Island, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Bellingen Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Nambucca Valley LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Hawkweeds - Hieraciums
Hieracium species
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
All species in the genus Hieracium are Prohibited Matter except for Hieracium murorum (wall hawkweed).
Hawkweeds - Pilosellas
Pilosella species
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
All species in the genus Pilosella are Prohibited Matter
Honey locust
Gleditsia triacanthos
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Bellingen Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA (except Mann catchment), Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Lord Howe Island, Nambucca Valley LGA, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA (Mann catchment only), Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Horsetails
Equisetum species
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Hudson pear
Cylindropuntia pallida
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Hydrocotyl
Hydrocotyle ranunculoides
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
Hygrophila
Hygrophila costata
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Bellingen Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Lord Howe Island, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA, Nambucca Valley LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Hymenachne
Hymenachne amplexicaulis and hybrids
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Hymenachne
Hymenachne amplexicaulis and hybrids
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Japanese walnut
Juglans ailantifolia
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Job's tears
Coix lacryma-jobi
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Karoo acacia
Vachellia karroo
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
Kei apple
Dovyalis caffra
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Kidney-leaf mud plantain
Heteranthera reniformis
Regional Recommended Measure
An exclusion zone is established for all land in the North Coast region, except the core infestation zone in the Coffs Harbour City LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
King devil hawkweed
Pilosella piloselloides
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
All species in the genus Pilosella are Prohibited Matter
Kochia
Bassia scoparia
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
Excluding the subspecies trichophylla
Koster's curse
Clidemia hirta
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
Kudzu
Pueraria lobata
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Clarence Valley LGA, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA, Lord Howe Island. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Bellingen Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Nambucca Valley LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Lagarosiphon
Lagarosiphon major
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
Lantana
Lantana camara
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Leaf cactus
Pereskia aculeata
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Leucaena
Leucaena leucocephala
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Bellingen Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA, Lord Howe Island, Nambucca Valley LGA, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Long-leaf willow primrose
Ludwigia longifolia
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Bellingen Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA, Lord Howe Island. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Nambucca Valley LGA, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Ludwigia
Ludwigia peruviana
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Madeira vine
Anredera cordifolia
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Mahonia
Berberis lomariifolia
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Mesquite
Prosopis species
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
All species in the genus Prosopis have this requirement
Mexican feather grass
Nassella tenuissima
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
Miconia
Miconia species
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
All species of Miconia are Prohibited Matter in NSW
Mikania vine
Mikania micrantha
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
*all species in the genus Mikania are Prohibited Matter in NSW
Mimosa
Mimosa pigra
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
Ming asparagus fern
Asparagus macowanii
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Monkey's comb
Pithecoctenium crucigerum
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Moonflower
Ipomoea alba
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Bellingen Shire LGA, Lord Howe Island, Nambucca Valley LGA, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Mouse-ear hawkweed
Pilosella officinarum
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
All species in the genus Pilosella are Prohibited Matter
Mysore thorn
Caesalpinia decapetala
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Bellingen Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA, Lord Howe Island, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Clarence Valley LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Nambucca Valley LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Orange hawkweed
Pilosella aurantiaca
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
All species in the genus Pilosella are Prohibited Matter
Pampas grass
Cortaderia species
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
This Regional Recommended Measure applies to Cortaderia jubata (pink pampas grass)
Pampas grass
Cortaderia species
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Notify the Local control authority if the plant is found on the land. The plant is eradicated from the land and the land is kept free of the plant. The plant or parts of the plant are not traded, carried, grown, or released into the environment.
This Regional Recommended Measure applies to Cortaderia selloana.
Paper mulberry
Broussonetia papyrifera
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Parkinsonia
Parkinsonia aculeata
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Parkinsonia
Parkinsonia aculeata
Control Order
Parkinsonia Control Zone: Whole of NSW
Parkinsonia Control Zone (Whole of NSW): Owners and occupiers of land on which there is parkinsonia must notify the local control authority of new infestations; immediately destroy the plants; ensure subsequent generations are destroyed; and ensure the land is kept free of the plant. A person who deals with a carrier of parkinsonia must ensure the plant (and any seed and propagules) is not moved from the land; and immediately notify the local control authority of the presence of the plant.
Parthenium weed
Parthenium hysterophorus
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
Parthenium weed
Parthenium hysterophorus
Prohibition on certain dealings
The following equipment must not be imported into NSW from Queensland: grain harvesters (including the comb or front), comb trailers (including the comb or front), bins used for holding grain during harvest operations, augers or similar for moving grain, vehicles used to transport grain harvesters, support vehicles driven in paddocks during harvest operations, mineral exploration drilling rigs and vehicles used to transport those rigs, unless set out as an exception in Division 5, Part 2 of the Biosecurity Order (Permitted Activities) 2017
Pond apple
Annona glabra
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
Prickly acacia
Vachellia nilotica
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
Prickly pears - Austrocylindropuntias
Austrocylindropuntia species
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
All species in the Austrocylindropuntia genus have this requirement
Prickly pears - Cylindropuntias
Cylindropuntia species
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
All species in the Cylindropuntia genus have this requirement
Prickly pears - Opuntias
Opuntia species
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
For all Opuntia species except for Opuntia ficus-indica (Indian fig).
Red cestrum
Cestrum elegans
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Riverina pear
Opuntia elata
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Rope pear
Cylindropuntia imbricata
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
All species in the Cylindropuntia genus have this requirement
Rubber vine
Cryptostegia grandiflora
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
Sagittaria
Sagittaria platyphylla
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Salvinia
Salvinia molesta
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Scotch broom
Cytisus scoparius subsp. scoparius
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Scotch broom
Cytisus scoparius subsp. scoparius
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Sea spurge
Euphorbia paralias
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Seeded banana
Musa species
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Senegal tea plant
Gymnocoronis spilanthoides
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Serrated tussock
Nassella trichotoma
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Shoebutton ardisia
Ardisia elliptica
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Siam weed
Chromolaena odorata
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
Sicklethorn
Asparagus falcatus
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Silverleaf nightshade
Solanum elaeagnifolium
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Skunk vine
Paederia foetida
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Smooth tree pear
Opuntia monacantha
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Snakefeather
Asparagus scandens
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Spongeplant
Limnobium spongia
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
All species of Limnobium are Prohibited Matter
Spotted knapweed
Centaurea stoebe subsp. micranthos
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
Sticky nightshade
Solanum sisymbriifolium
Regional recommended measure for Central Tablelands from February 2020
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Tiger pear
Opuntia aurantiaca
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Tobacco weed
Elephantopus mollis
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Tropical soda apple
Solanum viarum
Control Order
Tropical Soda Apple Control Zone: Whole of NSW
Tropical Soda Apple Control Zone (Whole of NSW): Owners and occupiers of land on which there is tropical soda apple must notify the local control authority of new infestations; destroy the plants including the fruit; ensure subsequent generations are destroyed; and ensure the land is kept free of the plant. A person who deals with a carrier of tropical soda apple must ensure the plant (and any seed and propagules) is not moved from the land; and immediately notify the local control authority of the presence of the plant on the land, or on or in a carrier.
Velvety tree pear
Opuntia tomentosa
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Water caltrop
Trapa species
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
All species in the Trapa genus are Prohibited Matter in NSW
Water hyacinth
Eichhornia crassipes
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
Water hyacinth
Eichhornia crassipes
Biosecurity Zone
The Water Hyacinth Biosecurity Zone applies to all land within the State, except for the following regions: Greater Sydney or North Coast, North West (but only the local government area of Moree Plains), Hunter (but only in the local government areas of City of Cessnock, City of Lake Macquarie, MidCoast, City of Maitland, City of Newcastle or Port Stephens), South East (but only in the local government areas of Eurobodalla, Kiama, City of Shellharbour, City of Shoalhaven or City of Wollongong).
Within the Biosecurity Zone this weed must be eradicated where practicable, or as much of the weed destroyed as practicable, and any remaining weed suppressed. The local control authority must be notified of any new infestations of this weed within the Biosecurity Zone
Water lettuce
Pistia stratiotes
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Water mimosa
Neptunia oleracea
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
This Regional Recommended Measure also applies to Neptunia plena
Water soldier
Stratiotes aloides
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
Water star grass
Heteranthera zosterifolia
Regional Recommended Measure
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. A person should not deal with the plant, where dealings include but are not limited to buying, selling, growing, moving, carrying or releasing the plant. Notify local control authority if found.
Wheel cactus
Opuntia robusta
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
White blackberry
Rubus niveus
Regional Recommended Measure
An exclusion zone is established for all land in the North Coast region, except the core infestation (containment) zone in the Coffs Harbour City LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Willows
Salix species
Prohibition on certain dealings
Must not be imported into the state, sold, bartered, exchanged or offered for sale.
All species in the Salix genus have this requirement, except Salix babylonica (weeping willows ), Salix x calodendron (pussy willow) and Salix x reichardtii (sterile pussy willow)
Witchweeds
Striga species
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries
All species in the Striga genus are Prohibited Matter in NSW, except the native Striga parviflora
Yellow bells
Tecoma stans
Regional Recommended Measure
Exclusion (eradication) zone: Clarence Valley LGA, Lord Howe Island, Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA. Core infestation (containment) zone: Ballina Shire LGA, Bellingen Shire LGA, Byron Shire LGA, Coffs Harbour City LGA, Kempsey Shire LGA, Kyogle Shire LGA, Lismore City LGA, Nambucca Valley LGA, Richmond Valley LGA, Tweed Shire LGA.
Whole of region: Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. A person should not buy, sell, move, carry or release the plant into the environment. Exclusion zone: Notify local control authority if found. Land managers should eradicate the plant from the land and keep the land free of the plant. Core infestation: Land managers should mitigate spread of the plant from their land. Land managers should reduce the impact of the plant on assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value.
Yellow burrhead
Limnocharis flava
Prohibited Matter
A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Biosecurity Act 2015 and its subordinate legislation, and the Regional Strategic Weed Management Plans (published by each Local Land Services region in NSW). It describes the state and regional priorities for weeds in New South Wales, Australia.