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Postal Address:

Weed Society of Queensland Inc.
PO Box 18095
Clifford Gardens
QLD 4350



Weeds of Southern Queensland

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Welcome to the Weed Society of Queensland

The members of the Weed Society of Queensland (WSQ) share a common interest in weeds and pest animals and their management. The Society was formed in 1975 with the aim of advancing the understanding and practice of weed management. In recent years the society expanded its scope to include pest animals and the WSQ - Pest Animal Branch was born. The WSQ is one of the seven societies of the Council of Australasian Weed Science Societies (CAWS).

Reducing the impact of weeds and pest animals, and preventing further spread across the vast and varied land types and waterways of Queensland requires on-ground action. This means coordinated action by many land and water managers as well as community volunteers in rural, peri-urban and urban areas.

The Society promotes management of weeds and pest animals through:

  •             our newsletter ‘WeedShine’
  •             publications, social media and multi-media
  •             field days and forums
  •             conferences & symposia
  •             grants, awards and scholarships
  •             public relations and advocacy

Society members are from diverse backgrounds: from practitioners to policy people; landholders to scientists. If you’re passionate about weeds and pest animals we would love to hear from you. 

WSQ 40th Annual General Meeting - 28 November 2014

Morning tea will be held at 10am, with the AGM held from 10:30am-1pm, followed by lunch. A Brisbane venue and guest speakers will be advertised closer to the date, so watch this space. 

For more information contact Kym Johnson

Weeds of Southern Queensland now available as an app

This third edition of a very popular and user-friendly book has been developed by a working group of Weed Society of Queensland members. The 64-page A4 size book contains photos and information for 132 weeds present in Southern Queensland, along with details of control and treatment methods. Copies of the book can still be obtained from the Queensland Herbarium located in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha. 

The book is now in app form! For more info click here

Pest Animal Branch

It's now possible to become a member of the Pest Animal Branch of the WSQ. Membership entitles you to participate in all organised activities, receive WeedShine (the WSQ newsletter which now includes pest animal related articles) and entitles you to discounts on registration fees for future Queensland Pest Animal Symposia, Queensland Weed Symposia and the Australasian Weeds Conferences.

Anyone who is interested in pest animals and their management can become a member by simply filling out and returning the Membership Form (118kb). Be sure to include a note that you wish to join PAB-WSQ.


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Last updated: October 2014

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