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.
Council offers free native plants every year to residential ratepayers, schools and community groups. A variety of plants including groundcovers, grasses and tufting plants, small and large shrubs and feature trees are available. Find out how to apply for your free plants.
Find out the advantages of planting shade and growing food in your own garden. You can also download Council's Green Gardening in Brisbane Guide.
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
- A-Z list of emergency plant pests and diseases
- A-Z list of horticultural diseases and disorders
- Applied Horticultural Research - Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Baby Leaf Vegetables
- Gardening Australia Fact sheets: Pests, Diseases and Weeds
- Nursery & Garden Industry Association
- Phellinus noxious
- Plantnet Pest and Diseases