Weeds in Circular Head

Essentially a weed is a plant growing in the wrong place. However, the Australian National Weed Strategy defines weeds as:

a plant that requires some form of action to reduce it’s harmful effects on

  1. the economy
  2. the environment
  3. human health and amenity

Circular Head municipality is one of the most productive agricultural districts in Australia; the climate, soils and rainfall are good for growth – and the weeds think so too.

We want to protect our agricultural industries and the environment, by keeping weeds to a minimum.

The Federal Government reports that weeds cost the agricultural sector approximately $4 billion a year

There are different types of weeds:

 If you would like to report the location of weeds please fill in the following form, or lodge it online below.

Weed Notification Form(63 kb)


Gorse has completely taken over a paddock. Image: A. Fergusson

The Circular Head Weed Strategy identifies

as priority weeds to be controlled in Circular Head municipality

Weed enquiries can be directed to Council's Infrastructure and Development Services Department on telephone 03 6452 4820.

Weed Notification Form

* Mandatory Field

Weed Notification Form
Full Name*
Postal Address*
Telephone Contact*
Email Contact
Description of Weed or Name (if known)
Location of Weed (Attach a plan and indicate property address and road name if known)*

Please attach an image of the location of the weed or a map if possible. Max file size 10mb. .pdf and .jpg files only please.

Google map link

Please copy and paste the URL to a Google map of the location if you have one

General Comments
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Circular Head Council| P0 Box 348, Smithton TAS 7330
T: (03) 6452 4800 | F: (03) 6452 4861 | council@circularhead.tas.gov.au
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