Declared Weed

The importation, sale and distribution of declared weeds are prohibited in Tasmania.

Plants ‘declared’ as weeds under the Weed Management Act 1999 are prohibited entry into Tasmania (see ). Importers must not introduce declared weed and/or weed propagules when importing prescribed matter into the State.

Particular caution must be paid in regard to high risk entry pathways, including:

-      Machinery

o    agricultural equipment and machinery (new and used); and

o    Vehicles (new and used)

-      Bulk commodity imports such as:

o    Fodder;

o    straws for bedding;

o    pea straw;

o    compost;

o    shipping containers; and

o    livestock.

Machinery and equipment must be carefully washed down, and fodder/bedding should be weed seed free.

For more information, please contact:

Invasive Species Enquiries
Invasive Species Branch
Phone: 03 6165 3777

Declared Weeds (DW)

Declared Weed