Invasive plants and animals (commonly called weeds and pests), pose serious threats to our natural areas and native animals, agriculture and production, human health and our way of life.
Most of Queensland’s invasive plants and animals were introduced to Australia from other countries and have now spread out of control. Some native species can also become invasive when they move into areas outside of their normal range.
Controlling invasive species is challenging and requires a combined effort from all stakeholders. Council is leading a co-ordinated effort between community and industry to manage invasive species in our region.
Learn about our region’s invasive animals, council’s programs and how you can protect your place
Learn about our region's invasive plants, council's programs and how you can protect your place
Our Biosecurity Plan to protect against invasive species
Learn about council’s Biosecurity Plan to protect our region’s social, economic and environmental values
Understanding the Biosecurity Act
Learn about QLD’s legislative framework to protect the state against biosecurity threats
Mosquitoes and biting midges
Learn how to protect yourself, your family, pets and home from mosquitoes and biting midges
Council conducts Biosecurity programs in accordance with Biosecurity Act 2014