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Brisbane City Council encourages all residents and businesses to plant native plants. Find tips on what and how to play and the best way to maintain your native garden.

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Plant Disease

Myrtle rust is a serious fungal disease that affects plants in the Myrtaceae family such as eucalyptus and bottle brush. First detected in Queensland in 2010 it has now spread widely across Queensland’s South East. Myrtle rust is listed in the Biosecurity Act 2014 and suspected cases should be reported to Biosecurity Queensland on Ph. 13 25 23.

There are a range of diseases and insect pests that can impact upon our garden and native plants, below area some links that can provide information to help identify what you have observed, and any reporting that may be required. Other links provide remedies or general garden hygiene practices that can reduce the spread of the infection.

Links to Information on Pests and Diseases

Last updated:24 April 2019