Pest Plant Officer and Sunshine Coast resident with honey locust spike
Pest Plant Officer and Sunshine Coast resident with honey locust spike
Identify and report an invasive plant
  • Last updated:
  • 23 Oct 2022

Correctly identifying invasive plants is the first very important step in management. There are many native plants that provide valuable food and shelter for wildlife that can easily be mistaken for invasive plants. All native plants are protected by either local, state or Commonwealth laws and cannot be cleared unless an exemption applies.

Identify: Invasive plants

Here are a few ways that you can get help to identify plants:

Identify and swap: Our Locals are Beauties brochures

Refer to council's Our Locals are Beauties brochures to identify invasive plants and suggested native alternatives that you can plant instead.

Report: Prohibited, priority or alert invasive plants

Have you found a prohibited, priority or alert invasive plant in the Sunshine Coast region? Find out what action to take or who to report it to:

If you have found any of the following invasive plants on your property please contact council as they fall into our high priority invasive plant list. Their management action under our plan is to eradicate. 

You can learn more about our priority invasive plants on the Priority invasive plants webpage.

All sightings of prohibited species must be reported to Biosecurity Queensland within 24 hours.

Learn about prohibited invasive plants on the Business Queensland website.

Species that fall under this category should be reported to council as soon as possible.

To learn more about our regional alert species, see the invasive plants threatening our borders webpage.

Sightings of any other species can be reported via Weeds of South East Qld App. Download the app:

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