Weed Classes

Both environmental and production weeds may be declared under the National Weed Act (NWA) and all land managers are responsible for controlling noxious weeds as specified by the below weed control classes.

Class 1, State Prohibited Weeds, must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant *

Class 2, Regionally Prohibited Weeds, must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant *

Class 3, Regionally Controlled Weeds, must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed and where applicable the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed

Class 4, Locally Controlled Weeds. Contact you LCA for specific control measures

Class 5, Restricted Plants, must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed *

*Notifiable weeds: An occupier of land on which there is a notifiable weed must notify the local control authority for the land of that fact within 24 hours after becoming aware that the notifiable weed is on the land (Section 15 of the NWA).