Noxious Weed Permit - Victoria

Service summary

You will be required to have this permit if you wish to buy, plant, transport, sell or import noxious weeds.

The Agency may declare that a particular plant species is a noxious weed if it poses an actual or potential serious threat to primary production, Crown Land, the environment or community health. A species may be declared in one of four categories:

  • state prohibited
  • regionally prohibited
  • regionally controlled
  • restricted.

It is illegal to plant or transport a declared noxious weed or its seeds. A permit is also required to:

  • sell or move soil, sand, gravel or rock that could contain noxious weeds
  • sell fodder or grain which may contain seeds or other parts of noxious weeds
  • deposit a noxious weed or noxious weed seeds that are capable of germinating on land
  • sell or hire machinery or substances for use in primary production that contain seeds or other parts of a noxious weed
  • sell an animal that is carrying seeds of a noxious weed.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit, you must:

  • State the acts and people that this permit will apply to;
  • Comply with all conditions; and
  • Pay the required fee if applicable.

Ongoing requirements

If a person is deemed to have contravened this permit, the authority may direct the permit holder to remove or destroy all parts of noxious weeds. This may include the impounding of infected goods such as animals and machinery.

Duration

As defined in the permit.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the responsible agency for further information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Noxious Weed Permit - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Agriculture Victoria

Act(s) name

Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 (Victoria)

Contact details

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Agriculture Victoria

Operating address:
1 Spring Street
Melbourne,Victoria,3000
Australia

Operating address:
Level 35,
121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne,Victoria,3000
Australia

Mailing address:
PO Box 2500
Bendigo,Victoria,
Australia

Mailing address:
General Post Office Box 4509
Melbourne,Victoria,
Australia

Mailing address:
Basement VISTECH Manager, Tender Box 121 Exhibi...
Melbourne
Victoria 3000

Website:

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