Help us wipe out weeds

Did you know

  • Brisbane City Council spends more than $5 million each year on weed management.
  • About 10 new exotic plant species establish each year.
  • Most (66%) environmental weeds have been introduced as garden ornamentals.
  • Four out of 10 native plant species are at risk from weeds.
  • Brisbane hosts over 400 invasive weed species.
  • After land clearing, weeds are the second biggest threat to biodiversity.

Help Council wipe out weeds!

  • Choose native or non-invasive plants when planting in your garden.
  • Use this tool to identify weeds in your yard and plan to remove and replace with native alternatives.
  • Consider volunteering with your local catchment or Habitat Brisbane group to help control weeds in your local area.

Site feedback

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Need help identifying a weed?

If you have found a plant you are unsure of, or haven't found in our database, please send a description or a photo and we will help identify it.

Note on data

The information and images on this website have been provided by agreement with QBIT, University of Queensland. 

This information is intended as a guide only, to assist private residents in identifying weeds. Flowering and seeding times and foliage or flower colours may vary due to seasonal or local variability.

If you think any of the information provided is inaccurate please email us at biosecurity@brisbane.qld.gov.au.