Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party News

Landcare groups receive $13M in facilitator funding

Landcare Victoria Inc. welcomes the Victorian Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio’s announcement that the Victorian Government will provide funding of $13 million to help support 80 part time landcare facilitators over the next three years under the State’s Victorian Landcare Facilitator Program. Eighty facilitators support around 650 Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks across the... Read more

Further tussock money for research sites

The NSW Department of Primary Industries will receive $930,355 of Federal Government funding for two projects to boost the management of established weeds. Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said the projects would help farmers safeguard agricultural production against established weeds, help protect the environment and conserve natural resources. “Effective weed management starts with stopping weeds... Read more

Future Drought Fund – Drought Resilience Innovation Grants are now open.

Minister Littleproud has announced the Future Drought Fund – Drought Resilience Innovation Grants are now open. The Australian Government is inviting Expression of Interest applications via an open competitive process for grants under the Future Drought Fund – Drought Resilience Innovation Expression of Interest (EOI) and Grants Program from 29 July 2021 to 8 September 2021.  3 grant... Read more

Grow West Community Planting Day 2021: Saturday 24 July 2021

Green thumbs are invited to roll up their sleeves and help plant 4,000 native plants in Bacchus Marsh at the 15th annual Grow West Community The Grow West Community Planting Day 2021 has been rescheduled to Saturday 24th July at Kel Shields Flora Reserve, Bacchus Marsh St, Maddingley. The day will run a bit differently... Read more

2021 Victorian Landcare Grants closing date extended to Monday 21 June

Due to continuing impacts in many areas of the state from power outages, flooding and storm damage, the closing date for the 2021 Victorian Landcare Grants and 2021 Group Health Survey is extended to 5pm Monday 21 June. The Victorian Government is providing $2.55 million funding for project and support grants across the state. Project... Read more

Release of the movie: the River Moorabool

A film promoting more water flows for the Moorabool River will have its world premiere in Ballarat at the end of June. There will be another launch in Geelong during early July. Serrated tussock has been an issue along the mighty Moorabool River for years, with some great treatment programs occuring more recently. The River... Read more

2021 Victorian Landcare Grants: closing soon

2021 Victorian Landcare Grants: now open Here is a great chance to get some landcare funding to treat invasive weeds such as Serrated Tussock. The Victorian Government is providing funding to support Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks for on-ground works, education, and capacity building projects that protect, enhance, and restore our land and... Read more

Grow West Planting Day Postponed

Grow West Planting Day Postponed With the evolving Covid-19 situation and the uncertainty of what this may mean for community events, Grow West have made the decision to postpone the Grow West Community Planting Day, which was planned for this coming Saturday June 5th. Please see more details below. With some serious consideration, we felt... Read more

ALA webinar: Innovations in Biodiversity Data Management: 8 Jun 2021

It is now easier than ever to capture biodiversity information, with innovations in smartphones, digitization and data storage driving massive growth in datasets describing the natural world. This torrent of data brings new opportunities, but also new challenges for organsations that collect, store, and share that information. Join us to hear from speakers working to... Read more


The community-led Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) is launching a project to support and empower landholders to the west of the Romsey township, through the delivery of an extension program. This project continues from eight years of similar extension projects in the Bolinda, Gisborne, Riddells Creek, Clarkefield, Toolernvale and Monegeetta regions, and aims to... Read more