Tropical Pest Management Research and Advisory Service - Queensland


The Tropical Weeds Research Centre provides this service to develop and improve management options for invasive plant pests and animals that threaten Tropical Queensland's natural resources. Many of these are declared pests under the Land Protection Act (Pest and Stock Route Management) 2002.

Businesses can apply to have research undertaken on invasive plants and animals threatening tropical areas of Queensland. Access is also available to results of past contracted research and the results of projects undertaken by the Centre independently.

Businesses can obtain information on current research being undertaken into the management of tropical pests, plants and animals.

A series of fact sheets addressing specific tropical pests (animal and plants) are available to business.

The fact sheets provide details on identification and the recommended control techniques.

The staff from the "Tropical Weeds Research Centre" are available to conduct presentations at seminars, workshops, conferences and field days on all aspects of tropical pest management research.

For technical advice and information on tropical pest management the Centre will direct inquiries to the appropriate Biosecurity Officer or Local Government Weeds Officer for a particular area.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

Research projects undertaken are restricted to those targeting applied management of tropical pests.

Attendance is restricted to events which have a clear land sustainability focus and are related to research.

No specific eligibility criteria applies to fact sheets and technical advice.


Fees for research undertaken are on a case by case basis. Attendance at seminars etc is generally on a cost recovery basis. No fees apply for fact sheets and advice.

Publications Details process

Publications Available:

"Pest Facts" - fact sheets on the identification and control of pest animals and plants.

Technical Highlights - an annual summary of all current research undertaken by the Department's three pest research stations, which includes the Tropical Weeds Research Centre.

Additional information

The major areas of expertise covered include:

  • Rubber Vine
  • Prickly acacia and other woody weeds
  • Bellyache bush
  • Sickle pod, Pond apple and other wet tropics weeds
  • Feral pigs
  • Biocontrol agents
  • Class 1 weeds, including Siam weed, limnocharis, miconia, mikania and kosters curse

The centre is open to collaborative research arrangements.

Administering agency

Invasive Pests and Plant Biosecurity Science

Contact details

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Professional Leader

Invasive Pests and Plant Biosecurity Science

Operating address: Tropical Weeds Research Centre, Natal Downs Road
Charters Towers
Queensland 4820
Mailing address: PO Box 62
Charters Towers, Queensland 4820
Phone: 07 4761 5704
Fax: 07 4761 5757
Website: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Opens in new window)