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Postal Address:

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



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Welcome to the website of The Weed Society of Queensland,

one of the seven member societies of the

Council of Australasian Weed Societies (CAWS).

Recent News                                                                                                                         News Archive


 First meeting of the Invasive Plants and Animals Committee

Chris Love representing the Weed Society of Queensland recently attended the first meeting of the Invasive Plants and Animals Committee (IPAC). IPAC was set up to provide strategic advice to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) on a broad range of invasive plants and animal issues. Click here for the first meeting communique.  

 Letter to Hon John McVeigh Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Regarding changes to weed and pest animal management in Biosecurity Queensland

The Weed Society of Queensland recently wrote requesting advice about changes in staffing levels within Biosecurity Queensland following the state state election in March 2013.

Letter sent to the Hon John McVeigh

Reply from the Hon John McVeigh

 Advocacy Policy

The Weed Society of Queensland recognises the role advocacy can play in support of meeting a wide range of its objectives and recently the executive approved the society's Advocacy Policy. 

This policy sets out the principles, advocacy themes and implementation rules under which members of the WSQ may undertake advocacy activities.

Weeds of Southern Queensland app

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


A new Weed Society Executive was elected at the AGM on 22nd of November 2013.

Dorean Erhart remains as President. Craig Magnussen has moved to the position of Vice President while Kym Johnson had taken over as Secretary and Jeff Worth as Treasurer. For full details of the executive please check the Contacts page.  

 Weeds of Southern Queensland (3rd ed.).

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. 

Pest Animal Branch of the Weed Society of Queensland (PAB-WSQ) established.

Membership entitles you to participate in all organised activities, receive Weedshine (the quarterly 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. 

 News Archive page now online.


A News Archive page has now been created - simply click on the link here or above.

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Last updated: 22 January 2014

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