Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party News

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

2021 Victorian Landcare Grants: now open

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

VSTWP attends Seymour Farming Expo

The VSTWP had a blast at the popular Seymour Alternative Farming Expo in late April 2021. The event was massive and was the first face-to-face event the VSTWP had attended in over 12 months with landowners and managers having a chance to see serrated tussock specimens and learning how to best manage serrated tussock infestations.... Read more

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