Frequently Asked Questions

Protected Vegetation

What can and can't I do with plants on my property?

Do I need a permit to clear weeds?

A permit is not required to clear pest vegetation as long as the work:
• Does not interfere with a Signification Landscape Tree;
• is done without damage to adjacent protected vegetation;
• minimises disturbance to the soil profiles and the potential for soil erosion; and
• otherwise complies with guidelines for managing pest vegetation issued by Council.

How do I know if my property has vegetation protected under the NALL?

I have questions concerning protected vegetation, where can I find more information?

Protected vegetation frequently asked questions

Frequently Misidentified Weeds

Some weeds look very similar and are commonly confused with each other. Some category1 plants such as Tropical soda apple (Solanum viarum) and White ball acacia (Acaciella glauca) require reporting to Biosecurity Queensland, therefore it is important to rule out similar looking species which are more common.

Is the plant I've just seen 'white ball acacia'?

Its possible but more likely to be leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala). White Ball Acacia (Acaciella glauca) is quite uncommonin Brisbane but requires reporting to Biosecurity Queensland when it is discovered.

Is the plant I've just seen Tropical soda apple?

Devil's fig (Solanum torvum) and Giant devil's fig (Solanum chrysotrichum syn. Solanum hispidum) are from the same family as Tropical soda apple (Solanum viarum) but are much more common in Brisbane.