Biosecurity Act 2014

Declared plants are those identified by the Queensland Government as undesirable species and are listed in the Biosecurity Act 2014. In the Brisbane Local Government Area a management plan, the Biosecurity Plan for the Brisbane Local Government Area (PDF - 2.86Mb) has been developed to detail how invasive species will be managed within the Brisbane area.

Under the new Biosecurity Act 2014, Brisbane City Council will conduct a survey program to monitor invasive plants and animals. 

Report to Council

You can help Council mange these listed species by reporting any sightings of the following.

If your plant species is not on the list below, check our weeds database to identify it, and find out how to keep it under control.

This table provides a list of species that are managed by reported sightings to Council including pest animal and scientific/botanical name
Pest animalScientific/botanical name
Blackbuck antelopeAntilope cervicapra
Hog deer (feral)Axis Porcinus
Red-eared slider turtleTrachemys scripta elegans
Sambar deerRusa unicolor, syn. Cervus unicolor
This table provides a list of species that are managed by reported sightings to Council including pest plant and scientific/botanical name
Pest plantScientific/botanical name
Alligator weedAltemanthera philoxeroides
Bitou bushChrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. rotundata
BoneseedChrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. Monilifera
Bridal creeperAsparagus asparagoides
CandyleafStevia ovata
CabombaCabomba caroliniana
Mexican bean treeCecropia. palmata and C. peltata
Mexican feather grassNassella tenuissima
MiconiaMiconia calvescens, M. racemosa and M. nervosa

Report to Biosecurity Queensland

If detected, the following species must be reported to the Biosecurity Queensland, with a view to eradicate them. Click on the species name to find out more information.

This table provides a list of species that must be reported to Biosecurity Queensland including pest animal and scientific/botanical name.
Pest animalScientific/botanical name
Asian honey beeApis cerana javana
Barbary sheepAmmotragus lervia
Electric ant or little fire antWasmannia auropunctata
Red imported fire ants Solenopsis invicta
Tropical fire ant or ginger antSolenopsis geminate
West Indian drywood termiteCryptotermes brevis
This table provides a list of species that must be reported to Biosecurity Queensland including pest plant and scientific/botanical name.
Pest plantScientific/botanical name
Acacias non-indigenous to AustraliaAcacia spp. other than Acacia nilotica and Acacia farnesiana
Anchored water hyacinthEichhornia azurea
Annual thunbergiaThunbergia annua
Bitter weedHelenium amarum
Candleberry myrtleMorella faya
Cholla cactus/Coral cactus/Devil’s rope pear/Snake cactus/ Hudson pearCylindropuntia spp. and their hybrids, other than C. spinosior, C. fulgida and C. imbricate
Christ’s thornZiziphus spina-christi
Eurasian water milfoilMyriophyllum spicatum
FanwortsCabomba spp. other than C. caroliniana
Floating water chestnutsTrapa spp.
Harrisia cactusHarrisia spp. syn. Eriocereus spp. other than H. martinii, H. tortuosa and H. pomanensis syn. Cereus pomanensis)
Honey locust Gleditsia spp. other than G. triacanthosGleditsia spp. other than G. triacanthos
HorsetailsEquisetum spp.
KochiaKochia scoparia syn Bassia scoparia
LagarosiphonLagarosiphon major
Mesquites All Prosopis spp. and hybrids other than Prosopis glandulosa, P. pallida and P. velutina
Mexican bean treeall Cecropia spp. other than C. pachystachya, C. palmata and C. peltata
MiconiaMiconia spp. other than M. calvescens, M. cionotricha, M. nervosa and M. racemosa
Mikania vineMikania spp
Peruvian primrose bushLudwigia peruviana
Prickly pearOpuntia spp. other than O. aurantiaca, O. elata, O. ficus-indica, O. microdasys, O. monacantha, O. stricta, O. streptacantha and O. tomentosa
Red sesbaniaSesbania punicea
SalviniasSalvinia spp. other than S. molesta
Serrated tussockNassella trichotoma
Siam weed Chromolaena odorata
Spiked pepperPiper aduncum
Tropical soda appleSolanum viarum
Water soldiersStratiotes aloides
WitchweedStriga spp. other than native species
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