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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.

Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Victorian Weeds Conference

The Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Victorian Weeds Conference, held in Creswick from the 6th - 9th June 2016, can be found at the links below.


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Weed Society of Victoria 2016 Annual General Meeting

Notice of AGM:
1pm, Wednesday 8th June 2016,
RACV Goldfields, Creswick

Please find relevant documents associated with the up coming AGM
to be held with our biennial conference "Celebrating 50 years of invasive species management- our
past, present and future.

1) AGM Agenda with proposed constitutional change
2) AGM proxy form- to nominate another WSV member to represent you at the AGM
3) WSV Constitution 
4) Current financial members list

6th Biennial Weeds Conference program released

Please find attached the program for the 6th Biennial Weeds Conference including social events and details about the feild trip.

Other details are available on our facebook page, and we will be posting further abstracts and info in the coming weeks.

Its going to be a great conference, for details on registration see the previous post on this page or go to our facebook page: 

6th Biennial Weeds Conference sponsorship opportunities

The WSV is offering organisations the opportunity to participate in the sponsorship of the 6th Biennial Weeds Conference.

Conference sponsorship is a great way to promote your organisation to the weed science and management community. A variety of sponsorship options are suggested, but we welcome sponsorship offers not defined here. Opportunities range from the donation of goods or services up to a major sponsor of the conference.

You can contribute to the future of the Weed Society of Victoria Inc. (WSV) by designing our new logo!

The purpose of the logo is to identify the Society and convey our interest in weeds. The winning logo should be simple, sharp and contain the words "The Weed Society of Victoria Inc." or the letters "WSV Inc.". Ideally, it would also convey the character of the state of Victoria. WSV is interested in the concept of the logo, more so than the finish. You do not need to be a graphic designer to win, as WSV can engage a designer to produce the final logo if required.

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.