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


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.


As defined in the permit.



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



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

Operating address:
Level 35,
121 Exhibition Street

Mailing address:
PO Box 2500

Mailing address:
General Post Office Box 4509

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


Agriculture Victoria Opens in a new browser window


The information contained on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) web site, or via packages or other sources is intended for general guidance only.

To the full extent permitted by law, the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments make no representations or warranties (expressed or implied) in relation to the information, including its accuracy, currency or completeness.

The business information provided does not constitute professional or legal advice, nor is the use of any third party resource an endorsement of the information contained, the associated organisation, product or service. It is recommended that you obtain appropriate professional and /or independent legal advice to ensure that the material provided here is relevant to your particular circumstances.

To the full extent permitted by law the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments, their employees and agents do not accept any liability for any reason, including without limitation, liability in negligence, to any person for the general information which is provided herein, or in respect of anything, including the consequences of anything done, or not done, by any such person in whole or partial reliance upon the information.