Weed Control

© Wayne Lawler/AWC


Number of weed plants treated on AWC sanctuaries (2017).


Area of weeds (hectares) treated by AWC (2017).


Kilometres of roadside treated for weeds by AWC (2017).

AWC implements a variety of weed control strategies across Australia.  These strategies range from landscape-scale approaches using fire to address weeds such as lantana and rubber vine, through to intensive, site-specific programs for local invasive weed species.  In 2013-14, AWC’s expertise in weed management was recognised by the Federal Government, who through their Biodiversity Fund, funded AWC to deliver an almost $1.5 million program to reduce the extent of invasive grasses and riparian weeds across several sites in three different states across Northern Australia.

Wildlife protected through this program

© Kim Wormald

Bridled Nailtail Wallaby

The Bridled Nailtail Wallaby was believed to be extinct for much of the 20th century, until the chance discovery of a surviving population in 1973. AWC reintroduced a...

© Wayne Lawler/AWC

Burrowing Bettong

W. Lawler/AWCBurrowing Bettongs (or often referred to as Boodies in western and southern Australia), are a small, thick-set, kangaroo-like animal.

© Wayne Lawler/AWC

Carpentarian Pseudantechinus

Pungalina-Seven Emu is the only mainland protected area in which the species occurs.

Sanctuaries where this program is implemented

Wayne Lawler/AWC


Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary lies in the heart of the Mulga Lands Bioregion, and constitutes an important refuge for the wildlife of the...

© Brad Leue/AWC
South Australia


Kalamurina protects a vast area of desert in the heart of Australia, on the shores of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. It...

© Wayne Lawler/AWC
Western Australia


Karakamia was AWC’s first sanctuary, protecting 268 hectares of wetlands, granite outcrops, and large areas of Jarrah, Wandoo, and Marri...

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