Pests and Weeds

Current Legislation

Information regarding the Biosecurity Act 2015 and how it relates to residents in the Newcastle Local Government Area.


We will occasionally need to treat pests on public land.

Weed Control

The best and most cost effective means of weed control is prevention.

Priority Weeds

There are 23 priority weeds that have been determined as the most important for eradication or control in the Newcastle LGA.

Aquatic Weeds

The introduction of exotic aquatic plants into Australia and particularly NSW has affected our wetlands, streams, rivers and estuaries.