Sydney Weeds Committees

We are an association of government and non government agencies and practitioners working together to improve weed management across all land tenures in the Sydney Region and Blue Mountains Region.

Our objectives are:

  • To prioritise and promote weed management issues across the four sub-regions
  • To support local councils (local control authorities) to implement their responsibilities under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993
  • To co-ordinate the implementation, allocation and reporting of the Sydney Region Weed Action Project
  • To secure funding from other sources for weed management

See map of the area we cover

The Sydney region is characterised by large tracts of highly urbanised areas intersected with patches of native vegetation. Remnants of original bushland continue to exist as corridors, often in steep terrain, in the north and south; in isolated patches on the alluvial flats of the Cumberland Plain; and in large tracts in National Parks on the coastal and outer boundaries. Many tiny fragments are scattered throughout the built up areas of central Sydney. Much of Sydney’s bushland and waterways are threatened by invasive weeds and are under constant pressure from stormwater runoff with high nutrient loads.

We aim to co-ordinate weed control actions and resources to prevent further spread of weeds, and to protect the most important assets that we have – our endangered ecosystems, waterways, agricultural land and critical habitat corridors.

SWC member information

“The Sydney Weeds Committees proudly sponsor The Weeds Network, a non-profit educational initiative that distributes the latest information about weed control and prevention among natural resource managers, weed scientists, council officers, farmers, food processors and other stakeholders around Australia. You can find out more from the website and put your name on the distribution list for The Weeds Digest e-newsletter.”

Disclaimer: The information on this website is a guide only. Sydney Weeds Committees does not accept liability for any loss and/or damage, including financial loss, resulting from the reliance upon any information, advice or recommendations accessed via this website.  Content on this site should not necessarily be taken to represent the views of the participating organisations. The most appropriate control methods and management of invasive species should always be checked with the Local Control Authority (local council). Herbicides should always be used according to the specific product label and safety precautions.