Brisbane Invasive Species Management Plan

""Whether you own a house with a garden in the inner city, suburban acreage or an industrial site, you are responsible for controlling invasive plants and animals on your land.

State declared invasive plants and animals are listed within the Biosecurity Act 2014 which started on 1 July 2016. Other invasive plants and animals of concern to the Brisbane area may also be included in the Brisbane Invasive Species Management Plan 2013-17.

The Brisbane Invasive Species Management Plan 2013-17

On 5 February 2013, Brisbane City Council adopted the Brisbane Invasive Species Management Plan 2013-2017. The plan was developed with input from relevant stakeholders, invasive species experts and the general public.


The Invasive Species Management Plan helps to:

  • identify problems with invasive species management
  • develop options to overcome those problems
  • decide which strategies deal with these problems over the next four years
  • implement actions to combat the problems
  • review the actions for necessary changes.

Download the plan

To find out more details about the plan, you can download it in full:

Have your say on Council's draft biosecurity plan

Under the Biosecurity Act 2014, Council is required to create a biosecurity plan for the management of species declared with schedules 1 and 2 of the Act. This plan will replace the current Brisbane Invasive Species Management Plan which expires at the end of 2017.

Council welcomes all written comments and submissions to ensure the plan is best suited for the management of pest species in Brisbane. All comments and submissions will be considered before finalising the plan. Comments or submissions can be emailed to the project team and must be received by 16 December 2017.

If you require any further information, email the project team.

Download the draft document in your preferred format:

16 November 2017