Parthenium Control

Parthenium hysterophorus is a restricted invasive plant under the Queensland Biosecurity Act 2014 and is also a Weed of National Significance.  QMDC supports control work to help eradicate outbreaks and where possible shrink core infestation areas.

Is it a threat in your area?  Check out the Let's get weed wise app or find out more about habitat suitability mapping here.

Control options:

  • Subject to funding availability, help is available on private land of up to 30% of the cost of on-ground activities to control and eradicate new outbreaks.  More on the parthenium rapid response program
  • On-farm Vehicle wash-down.  Download the designs here  and more on how they stop seed spread
  • Audits conducted on washdown facilities (report here)
  • Landholders can report outbreaks to any of the following organisations where technical staff can undertake a site assessment and provide technical advice. The landholder is then ultimately responsible to carry out the on-ground control and follow-up management of the site.

To report an outbreak of parthenium contact:


Upcoming Events

Livestock Nutrition and Feeding

21 December 2017

Are you getting ‘bang for your buck’ when it comes to feeding? Do you know your stock’s nutritional requirements? QMDC and Murilla Landcare invite you to a workshop to help you evaluate feed options…  + read more

QMDC offices close for Christmas and New Year

25 December 2017

Our team will take holidays for the Christmas and New Year period, returning to work on Tuesday, 2 January 2018.  Please email with any enquiries…  + read more

28th Vertebrate Pest Conference

26 February 2018

Registration is open for the 28th Vertebrate Pest Conference in Rohnert Park, California.  Visit the website here + read more