Council has strategies for preventing the introduction, eradicating and containing restricted and prohibited pest plants in the Burdekin.  Management strategies for the most common pest plants can be found in the Burdekin Shire Biosecurity Plan 2016-2019.  Most common pest plants found in the Shire would be delegated under Class 3 Restricted Invasive Plants.  The  Act classifies Restricted Invasive Plants as, class 2,3,4 &5.  Category 2 must be reported within 24hrs, Category 3 must not distribute, sell, or release into the environment, Category 4 must not move the plant, Category 5 must not keep the plant.  The Biosecurity Act requires everyone to take all reasonable and practical steps to minimise the risks associated with invasive plants and animals under their control.  This is called a General Biosecurity Obligation.

Below is a list of some of the locally declared pest plants found in the Burdekin Shire.

Locally Declared Pest Plants:

  • Grader Grass
  • Itch Grass
  • Aleman Grass
  • Leucaena
  • Neem Tree

State Declared Restricted and Prohibited Plants:

Please see Biosecurity Queensland website for more information on state declared plants at:

Who to notify

If you would like to report a plant or pest in an area you suspect it should not be, please complete the following form and submit to council by post, email or at the customer service centre. Please complete a separate form for each different plant or animal you would like to report.

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