Invasive Pests

Biosecurity Plan

North Burnett Regional Council makes strategic and operational decisions on invasive species management based on a range of factors. These factors include federal and state government imperatives, local government initiatives (either singularly or collaboratively), industry best practice and community behaviours and desires. While the Council is responsible for ensuring that invasive species are managed in accordance with the Biosecurity Act 2014, the whole community has a responsibility to take action. Council has developed a Biosecurity Plan that describes how invasive species will be managed collaboratively in partnership with our communities.

North Burnett Regional Council Land Protection Officers

North Burnett Regional Council Land Protection Officers work to implement the North Burnett Regional Council area Pest Management Plan. Land Protection Officers are available to assist you in the identification of pests and to give advice on best practice management of declared weeds that you may have growing on your property. To contact the Land Protection Officers for assistance in identification of potential weeds or advice please contact North Burnett Regional Council on 1300 696 272.

View the Local Government Area Pest Management Plan – North Burnett Regional Council area 2011-15 here.

North Burnett Regional Council Draft Biosecurity Plan 2019-2024

A Biosecurity Plan as required by the Biosecurity Act 2014 has been drafted and is available for public consultation.  The draft plan adopts a risk based methodology as required by the Act.  Given the limited financial and human resources available to Council for biosecurity, invasive species have been categorized into four (4) management actions being ‘prevent entry’, ‘eradication’, ‘contain’ and ‘asset protection’.  Samples of “Invasive Species Information and Management Obligations” sheets have also been provided.

A copy of the draft Biosecurity Plan can be downloaded here.  Written submissions addressed to the Chief Executive Officer and marked “Biosecurity Plan Submission: close Friday 29 March 2019.  Enquiries can be directed to Council’s Environmental Services Manager or Natural Resource Management Officer on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or can be emailed to

Click on the name of the animal below for further details

Dingo (Canis familiaris dingo)

Wild Dog (Canis familiaris)

European Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Feral Pig (Sus scrofa)

NBRC Pig Management Policy

Feral Goat (Capra hircus)

Feral Horse (Equus caballus)

Feral Cattle (Bos Taurus)

Feral Cat (Felis catus)

Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

Feral Fallow Deer (Dama dama)

Feral Red Deer (Cervus elaphus)

Feral Chital or Axis Deer (Axis axis)

Feral Rusa Deer (Cervus timorensis or Rusa timorensis)

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African Lovegrass (Eragrostis curvula)

Parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus)

Giant Rats Tail (GRT) Grass (S. pyramidalis and S. natalensis)

Rubber Vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora)

Mother of Millions (Bryophyllum delagoense and Bryophyllum houghtonii)

Prickly Acacia (Vachellia nilotica)

Parkinsonia (Parkinsonia aculeate)

Cats Claw Creeper (Macfadyena unguis-cati)

Groundsel (Baccharis halimifolia) –

Honey Locust (Gleditsia tricanthos)

Green Cestrum (Cestrum parqui)

Galvanised Burr (Sclerolaena birchii)

American Rats Tail Grass (Sporobolus jacquemontii)

Lantana (Lantana camara)

Leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala) – Where not effectively being managed for livestock grazing as per the code of practice

Mesquite (Prosopis spp.)

Madeira Vine (Anredera cordifolia)

Chinee Apple (Ziziphus mauritiana)

Grader Grass (Themeda quadrivalvis)

Hudson Pear (Cylindropuntia rosea)

Yellow Bells (Tecoma stans)

Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)

Hymenachne (Hymenachne amplexicaulis)

Water Lettuce (Pistia stratiotes)

Salvinia (Salvinia molesta)

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