Woody Weed, the cheerful fellow pictured above is the Weedbuster
icon who spreads himself around the countryside (like any
successful weed) causing havoc, harassing wildlife and costing
money. He is bright purple and green and helps promote Weedbuster
This year's Weedbuster Week is from October 11-18. Held annually,
the campaign aims to raise awareness and understanding about the
damage weeds cause across the country. Activities will be held
right across Australia and include weed clean-ups, displays,
competitions and workshops.
The campaign began as Weed Awareness day in Queensland in 1994.
Last year the campaign went national, with all state and territory
governments becoming involved.
To find out what is happening in your region, contact the
coordinators listed below. The CRC for Weed Management Systems also
has a Weedbuster Weed Email list server.
This year's campaign theme is 'Identification for a weed-free
nation . . . get to know the enemy' so people can recognise weeds
and be able to identify them. The campaign aims to help the public
make the connection between their gardening, farming and
agricultural habits and potential land degradation; as well as
fostering community ownership and support for weed management.
CRC for Australian Weed Management
The Weeds CRC which closed its doors on June 30, 2008, and will be replaced by a $15 million National Weeds and Productivity Research Program. The website will no longer be updated after September 30, 2008. However, all of the Weeds CRC's resources are available for download and the site will remain online until approximately June 2010.
National Weeds Strategy
Weed Information for Western Australia
This Department of Agriculture and Food website has links to information about weeds found in Western Australia, including latest news items, lists of declared species and management information.