Pest and weed management programs

Communities combating pest and weed impacts during drought — biosecurity management of pests and weeds round 2 is a $10 million program.

We provide funding to help manage the issues arising from pest animals and weeds during drought.

Round 2 of the program builds on the first round which delivered $15 million for 48 projects in 2018–19.

This program is open to eligible local councils.

For more information, including eligibility, visit Community Grants Hub.

Apply now

Applications are now open for new projects. Apply now at GrantConnect.

Applications close 5 February 2020.

Purpose

Grants are available for:

  • projects to manage pest animal and/or weed impacts

Objectives of the program are to:

  • help communities manage pest animals and weeds during drought
  • reduce the effect of pest animals and weeds on agriculture
  • contribute to our broader biosecurity objectives.

Benefits

Project funding will help:

  • create local jobs
  • boost economic activity
  • provide long-term pest animal and weed control benefits to communities where projects take place.

More support

See all drought and rural support we provide.

Round 1 - Successful councils

Grants for eligible councils in drought-affected areas.

The Communities Combating Pests and Weed Impacts During Drought Program — Biosecurity Management of Pests and Weeds is a $15 million program.

Applications closed for this program on 15 February 2019.

Projects by the successful councils are expected to be completed within 12 months.

 Recipient Purpose of Grant Up to value
($ GST not applicable)
Grant Funding Location
Winton Shire Council Wild dog exclusion fencing. $ 800,000.00 Winton, QLD
Barcaldine Regional Council Wild dog exclusion fencing. $ 400,000.00 Barcaldine, QLD
Murweh Shire Council Wild dog exclusion fencing. $ 600,000.00 Murweh, QLD
Southern Downs Regional Council Wild dog exclusion fencing. $ 1,000,000.00 Southern Downs, QLD
Longreach Regional Council Wild dog exclusion fencing. $ 880,000.00 Longreach, QLD
Barcoo Shire Council Wild dog exclusion fencing. $ 900,000.00 Barcoo, QLD
Goondiwindi Regional Council Wild dog exclusion fencing. $ 454,260.00 Goondiwindi,QLD
Balonne Shire Council Wild dog exclusion fencing. $ 800,000.00 Balonne, QLD
Quilpie Shire Council Wild dog exclusion fencing. $ 900,000.00 Quilpie, QLD
Western Downs Regional Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 159,800.00 Western Downs, QLD
Longreach Regional Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 110,000.00 Longreach, QLD
Maranoa Regional Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 210,000.00 Maranoa, QLD
Paroo Shire Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 196,500.00 Paroo, QLD
Winton Shire Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 200,000.00 Winton, QLD
Barcoo Shire Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 80,000.00 Barcoo, QLD
Diamantina Shire Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 150,000.00 Diamantina, QLD
Balonne Shire Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 200,000.00 Balonne, QLD
Boulia Shire Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 100,000.00 Boulia, QLD
Central Highlands Regional Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 67,500.00 Central Highlands, QLD
Charters Towers Regional Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 60,000.00 Charters Towers, QLD
Quilpie Shire Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 100,000.00 Quilpie, QLD
Gladstone Regional Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 366,200.00 Gladstone, QLD
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 500,000.00 Queanbeyan-Palerang, NSW
Narrabri Shire Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 127,680.57 Narrabri, NSW
Tenterfield Shire Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 776,300.00 Tenterfield, NSW
Goulburn Mulwaree Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 411,362.00 Goulburn Mulwaree, NSW
The Council of the Municipality of Kiama Pest and/or weed management. $ 49,350.00 Kiama, Shellharbour, Wollongong, NSW (Consortium arrangement)
Bourke Shire Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 926,000.00 Bourke, Brewarinna, Broken Hill, Central Darling, Cobar, Wentworth, NSW (Consortium arrangement)
Shire of Yalgoo Wild dog exclusion fencing. $ 218,000.00 Yalgoo, WA
Shire of Esperance Wild dog exclusion fencing. $ 955,982.73 Ravensthorpe, Esperance WA (Consortium arrangement)
Shire of Kent Pest and/or weed management. $ 99,999.00 Lake Grace, Kent, Jerramungup, Plantagenet, Cranbrook, Broomehill-Tambellup, Katanning, Dumbleyung, Woodanilling, Kojonup, Gnowangerup, Wagin WA (Consortium arrangement)
Shire of Dalwallinu Pest and/or weed management. $ 88,000.00 Koorda, Morawa, Perenjori, Dalwallinu (Consortium arrangement)
Shire of Manjimup Pest and/or weed management. $ 200,000.00 Manjimup, WA
East Gippsland Shire Council Wild dog exclusion fencing. $ 343,000.00 East Gippsland, VIC
Benalla Rural City Council Wild dog exclusion fencing. $ 42,000.00 Benalla, VIC
Benalla Rural City Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 123,000.00 Benalla, Moira VIC (consortium arrangement)
Kangaroo Island Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 55,500.00 Kangaroo Island, SA
District Council of Karoonda East Murray Pest and/or weed management. $ 306,148.00 Karoonda East Murray, Southern Mallee, Loxton Waikerie, SA (consortium arrangement)
Glamorgan Spring Bay Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 63,836.75 Glamorgan, Spring Bay, TAS (consortium arrangement)
South Gippsland Shire Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 84,545.45 South Gippsland, VIC
Coorong District Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 243,908.00 The Coorong, SA
District Council of Orroroo Carrieton Pest and/or weed management. $ 118,940.00 Orroroo/Carrietcon, SA
Mount Barker District Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 33,900.00 Mount Barker, SA
Wakefield Regional Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 200,000.00 Wakefield, Light, SA (consortium arrangement)
Yorke Peninsula Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 31,350.00 Yorke Peninsula, SA
Barunga West Council Pest and/or weed management. $ 31,500.00 Barunga West, SA
Colac Otway Shire Pest and/or weed management. $ 200,000.00 Colac-Otway, VIC
Rural City of Murray Bridge Pest and/or weed management. $ 35,437.50 Murray Bridge, SA
Totals $ 15,000,000.00
Last reviewed: 4 February 2020
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