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:
- see the Biosecurity Queensland list of invasive plants
- download the free Weeds of South East Qld App via Apple App Store or Google Play Store
- check the Invasive Cacti field guide (PDF, 3.3MB - agric.wa.gov.au)
- send or bring in a specimen to council
- email an image of the plant (with as much detail as possible) to [email protected]
- send a sample for identification to the Queensland Herbarium
- contact a council Pest and Vector Officer
- join the Weed Spotters' Network Queensland.
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.
- Our Locals are Beauties (coastal edition)
- Our Locals are Beauties (hinterland edition)
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:
Sightings of any other species can be reported via Weeds of South East Qld App. Download the app:
|Apple App Store
|Google Play Store