Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party News

National biosecurity forum: 10 November 2021

THE NATIONAL BIOSECURITY FORUM The Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is pleased to announce the 2021 National Biosecurity Forum will be held on 10 November 2021 at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. The forum will provide a chance for the community and industry to have input into future biosecurity priorities and funding models.... Read more

New tussock case study now online: Meredith, Victoria

We are happy to announce that we have uploaded a brand new serrated tussock case study from our extension program in the Meredith region in 2020. The case study was produced by Tim Johnston, our extension officer for the south-west region. Tim has now moved on from the VSTWP, so this will be his last... Read more

Summer rain spawns serrated tussock

The recent rains and mild summer in some parts of Victoria have been good for pastures and crops, but unfortunately, also good for the germination and growth of serrated tussock. Now is the time to check your property for this noxious weed. Controlling serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma) before the plant goes to seed is critical... Read more

Corangamite Regional Catchment Strategy: Have your say

The Corangamite Regional Catchment Strategy is due for renewal as required under the Catchment and Land Protection Act.  The Victorian Catchment Management Council in conjunction with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Catchment Management Authorities have developed guidelines (approved by the Minister) which all CMAs are using as the basis for renewal. ... Read more

AGM Update

The VSTWP recently completed it’s first Annual General Meeting (AGM) online and was delighted to see plenty of Community Representatives stay committed for the next term of governance.  We would like to welcome our new community representatives for 2021 to provide leadership and oversight for the management of serrated tussock in Victoria. The AGM provided... Read more

REMINDER: Don’t miss out on having your say on biosecurity in Victoria!

REMINDER: Don’t miss out on having your say on biosecurity in Victoria! Share your views at Agriculture Victoria is seeking feedback from all Victorians who play a part in protecting our landscape from pests, weeds, disease and other threats.   Have your say on issues ranging from potential biosecurity threats and impacts, to where you like to get your information from and what could be improved. The survey takes approximately 15... Read more


Here is a great article from the Golden Plains Shire Council, who do some excellent work mapping and treating Serrated Tussock in their region. Welcome to the first instalment of Council’s Weeds in Focus series, where over the next few months we’ll share information on common weeds found in Golden Plains Shire. Serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma) is... Read more

What do you think about our biosecurity system? 

What do you think about our biosecurity system?  Agriculture Victoria is seeking feedback from all Victorians who play a part in protecting our agricultural industry from pests, weeds, disease and other threats. You are invited to respond via survey. Taking part in the survey lets you have your say on issues ranging from potential biosecurity threats and impacts, to where you like to get your information from and what could be improved. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes. Help shape the future of biosecurity in Victoria. Please... Read more

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