Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party News

Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN) launches new website

The Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN) has launched a new website, to help support community action on rabbit management in Victoria. The site was developed with ‘community’ front of mind and is aimed at helping people working in the rabbit management space, to increase their knowledge on best practice rabbit management and connect with others... Read more

New Best Practice Weed Hygiene Guide

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) recently completed an industry first, best practice weed hygiene guide, aimed at preventing the spread of serrated tussock and other weeds due to land management practices such as slashing, movement of vehicles and machinery. The best practice guide was developed through collaboration with stakeholders, including a survey of... Read more

Global review paper on Serrated Tussock: ready for viewing

Our partners at Federation University have just completed a fantastic published journal paper on the Ecology, distribution and control of the invasive weed Serrated tussock. The paper provides a global review of current and future challenges. Please find the link below to the journal paper. Thanks to Talia Humphries, Kim Dowling, Christopher Turville, Steve Sinclair and... Read more

Youth encouraged to apply for public service roles

The Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria Youth Employment Program (YEP) will create jobs for young Victorians across government departments and agencies, including the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. The young jobseekers will be employed in roles across the department including with Agriculture Victoria and the Victorian Small Business Commission, and will be able to work remotely in metropolitan and... Read more

Targeting Serrated Tussock: A joint approach

Please find the media article below, written by Travis Turner at the City of Greater Geelong, partnering with the VSTWP and State Government. Listen Serrated tussock is found in many rural areas across greater Geelong with the worst infestations occurring on farmland around Anakie, Lara and Little River. As a Weed of National Significance, serrated... Read more

Online AGM: 20 November 2020, 3-4pm

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party invite you to attend their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 20 November 2020. This will be via video and phone teleconferencing, a first for the VSTWP.  At the AGM the VSTWP will provide an overview of activities over the previous 12 months and elect a new committee. Where:          ... Read more

Biological control webinar – a powerful weed management tool explained

Want to know more about biological control and get a hands on, positive community perspective, then this is the workshop for you! The Weeds Society of Victoria are hosting a webinar on biocontrol on 6 October 2020 Topic:                    Biological control – a powerful weed management tool explained Presenters:         Dr Raelene Kwong and Greg Lefoe, Senior Research... Read more

Pentland Hills biolinks project video launched

We received an excellent video from the Pentland Hills Landcare Group, who have battled Serrated Tussock for decades and have been a major player across the region. The videos describe the Myrniong and Korkuperrium creeks Biolink project 10 years after its commencement. These videos can be found on You tube either through the links: Read more

New Cost:Benefit Case Studies added to website

Four new “Cost:Benefit” case studies are now available on the VSTWP website! The VSTWP commissioned the four case studies to ascertain the costs and returns of controlling serrated tussock for four different landowner types. The case studies were completed and researched by agricultural consultants at RMCG. The four case studies focussed on the following landowner... Read more


The much anticipated Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) and BioCollect training will now be delivered via free webinars. When:                  Mid August to September 2020 Format:               Four on-line webinars, with several options to attend all modules Facilitators:        Peter Brenton and Matilda Stevenson from the CSIRO. The training is being provided in an interactive train-the-trainer format and... Read more