Pest and weed management

Wild animals and weeds can be a burden for farmers. They add pressure to pastures and groundcover on farms. Some animals also prey on grazing livestock.

This is made worse by drought.

We provide funding to help reduce:

  • grazing pressure from pest animals
  • predation from pest animals like wild dogs through culling and exclusion
  • spread of weeds.

Access funding

Apply for funding through your relevant state or territory agency.

We provide funds to them and they decide:

  • eligible projects and organisations
  • funding priorities
  • how much funding you can apply for.

States will work with local organisations and councils in drought-affected areas. These groups will then work directly with local farmers.

Check available funding with your state or territory government.

Purpose

Eligible organisations can apply for funding to:

  • control weeds, or
  • manage the effects of pest and feral animals, such as broad-scale baiting.

Some activities may not be eligible. Check with your state or territory government.

Types of projects that will be prioritised:

  • cluster managed by a group of landholders working together
  • where state or territory governments have financial buy-in.

Benefits

Our goal is to improve:

  • groundcover and critical stock forage
  • landscape health in drought affected areas
  • stock survival.

Communities with funded projects will gain:

  • new employment opportunities
  • increased economic activity
  • a boost to local agricultural suppliers and support services.

More support

See all drought and rural support we provide.