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Solanum nigrum (Black Nightshade)Heliotropium europaeum (Common Heliotrope)Hypericum androsaemum (Tutsan)Opuntia robusta           (Wheel Cactus)Marrubium vulgare (Horehound)Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan Honeysuckle)Tribulus sp. (Caltrop)Malva parviflora (Small-flowered Mallow)Carthamus lanatus (Saffron Thistle)Alternanthera pungens (Khaki Weed)Cichorium intybus (Chicory)Carduus pycnocephalus (Shore Thistle)Briza minor (Lesser Quaking Grass)Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed)Briza maxima (Quaking Grass)Solanum sp. (Nightshade; seedlings)Conyza sp. (Fleabane) Dipsacus fullonum (Wild Teasel)Alstroemeria hybrid (Peruvian Lily)Malva parviflora (Small-flowered Mallow)



The Weed Society of Victoria is an organisation for people interested in any aspect of weeds. This might include: terrestrial or aquatic weeds; the biology, ecology, and management of weeds; their place in the environment; their benefits and uses; or their place in history and art.
There is no restriction on Membership of the Society; if you have an active interest in any aspect of weeds, then the Weed Society of Victoria is the place for you.

Registration OPEN- AGM Seminar 2015, March 18th & 19th: “Invasive species from woodlands to waves in Western Port”

Weed Society of Victoria AGM Seminar 2015

“Invasive species from woodlands to waves in Western Port”

March 18th & 19th 2015

Arrangements for this seminar are well underway and we have released the registration form. Please find the tentative details below (To be confirmed). 


XVIII International Plant Protection Congress, 24-27 August 2015, Berlin, Germany.

The program of activities being developed jointly by the three German organisations (DPG, JKI and IVA) together with IAPPS is aimed to address many of the key issues faced by farmers, governments and plant protection scientists in meeting the challenge of designing and implementing appropriate and sustainable plant protection measures.

Registration CLOSED- Fifth Victorian Weeds Conference, Invasive Plants and Animals- Contrasts and Connections, 13th-15th May 2014 in Geelong.

Registration is now open for the Weed Society's Fifth Biennial Conference. This year's conference offers an array of speakers covering a variety of topics across both invasive plants and animals. The conference will include two forums- Chilean Needle Grass, Chaired by Gerald Leach of the Victorian Farmers Federation; and Putting the Public Interest into Invasive Species Management, Chaired by Andrew Cox from the Invasive Species Council.

19th Australasian Weeds Conference- 1-4th September, Hobart

The 19th AWC is fast approaching!! 

Thinking you might want to attend the 19th AWC in Hobart this year? Then think quick as the early bird rate closes on the 4th of July 2014.

Details have been released for field trips, social functions and the all important program!

AGM May 14th 2014, Mercure Geelong

Notice to Members

The Weed Society of Victoria will be holding the AGM during lunch on Wednesday 14th May 2014, at the 5th Biennial Conference "Invasive plants and animals- contrasts and connections" at the Mercure Geelong.

Advocacy for the Weed Society?

Advocacy for the Weed Society?


Should the Weed Society undertake advocacy? If it does, what type of advocacy would best serve it?


President, Michael Hansford, answered the first question for me when he said that the conferences, seminars, Weedscene and other promotional work of the Weed Society already fits the definition of advocacy.


Advocacy is about advancing an idea. Some people might immediately worry that advocacy means taking a political position or organising a protest.

Weedscene is interested in your weed stories

Send them to

The White List Approach to Weeds

Andrew Cox from the Invasive Species Council has written an article about how the Weed Society of Victoria could be involved in advocacy on relavent issues.

To Support a ‘White List’ Approach to Weeds?


The executive committee has decided to develop one or more policy positions for the Weed Society that it can advance on behalf of its members. The aim would be to improve the control of weeds.

Victorian Weeds Conference 13th-15th May 2014 in Geelong


The Weed Society of Victoria will be holding its

Fifth Biennial Weed Conference in May 2014.