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Listed Noxious Weeds for Pittwater Council

The following weeds are declared noxious in the control area of Pittwater Council.

The NSW Government - Department of Primary Industries has the most up to date Noxious Weeds List for all areas in NSW. Just select 'Pittwater' from the Control Area drop down menu for a list and descriptions.

African Broom Fern [Asparagus virgatus]
Class 2 - The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant.

African feathergrass [Pennisetum macrourum ]
Class 5 - The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

African Olive [Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

African turnipweed [Sisymbrium runcinatum]
Class 5 - The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

African turnipweed [Sisymbrium thellungii]
Class 5 - The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Alligator weed [Alternanthera philoxeroides]
Class 3 - The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed.

Anchored water hyacinth [Eichhornia azurea]
Class 1 - The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Annual ragweed [Ambrosia artemisiifolia]
Class 5 - The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Arrowhead [Sagittaria montevidensis]
Class 5 - The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Artichoke thistle [Cynara cardunculus]
Class 5 - The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Asparagus fern [Asparagus aethiopicus]

Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Athel pine [Tamarix aphylla ]
Class 5 - The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Balloon Vine [Cardiospermum grandiflorum]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Bear-skin fescue [Festuca gautieri]
Class 5 - The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Bitou bush [Chrysanthemoides monilifera subspecies rotundata]
Class 3 -  The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed.

Black knapweed [Centaurea nigra]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Blackberry [Rubus fruticosus aggregate species]
except cultivars Black satin, Chehalem, Chester Thornless, Dirksen Thornless, Loch Ness, Murrindindi, Silvan, Smoothstem, Thornfree 
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed. DPI Info Page

Boneseed [Chrysanthemoides monilifera subspecies monilifera]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an all of NSW declaration.

Bridal creeper [Asparagus asparagoides ]
Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Bridal Veil [Asparagus declinatus]
Class 4 - The plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed. Whole of NSW declaration.

Broad-leaf Pepper Tree [Schinus terebinthifolius]
Class 2 - The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant.

Broomrapes [Orobanche species ]
Includes all Orobanche species except the native O. cernua variety australiana and O. minor
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Burr ragweed [Ambrosia confertiflora]
Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Cabomba [Cabomba caroliniana]
Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Camphor Laurel [Cinnamomum camphora]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Cape Broom/Montpellier [Genista monspessulana]
Class 3 - The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed (and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed).

Cassia [Senna pendula variety glabrata]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Castor oil plant [Ricinus communis]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction.

Cat's Claw Creeper [Dolichandra unguis-cati]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread.

Cayenne snakeweed [Stachytarpheta cayennensis]
Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Chilean needle grass [Nassella neesiana]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Chinese Celtis [Celtis sinensis]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Chinese violet [Asystasia gangetica subspecies micrantha]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Climbing asparagus fern [Asparagus plumosus]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Clockweed [Gaura lindheimeri]
Class 5 - The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Clockweed [Gaura parviflora]
Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Cockspur Coral Tree [Erythrina crista-galli]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Coolatai Grass [Hyparrhenia hirta]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Corn Sow-thistle [Sonchus arvensis]
Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Dodder [Cuscuta species]
Includes All Cuscuta species except the native species C. australis, C. tasmanica and C. victoriana Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Dolichos Pea [Dipogon lignosus]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

East Indian hygrophila [Hygrophila polysperma]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Espartillo [Achnatherum brachychaetum]
Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Eurasian water milfoil [Myriophyllum spicatum]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Fine-bristled burr grass [Cenchrus brownii]
Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Fireweed [Senecio madagascariensis]
Class 4 - The plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed. Whole of NSW declaration.

Flax-leaf Broom [Genista linifolia]
Class 4 - The plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed. Whole of NSW declaration.

Fountain grass [Pennisetum setaceum]
Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Gallon's curse [Cenchrus biflorus]
Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Gamba Grass [Andropogon gayanus]
Class 5 - The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Giant reed [Arundo donax]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Glaucous starthistle [Carthamus glaucus]
Class 5 - The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Golden thistle [Scolymus hispanicus]
Class 5 - The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Green cestrum [Cestrum parqui]
Class 3 -  The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed.

Groundsel Bush [Baccharis halimifolia]
Class 3 - The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed (and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed).

Harrisia cactus [Harrisia species]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.
This is an All of NSW declaration.

Hawkweed [Hieracium species]
Class 1 - The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Honey Locust Tree [Gleditsia triacanthos]
Class 3 - The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed (and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed).

Horsetail [Equisetum species]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Hygrophila [Hygrophila costata]
Class 2 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant.

Hymenachne [Hymenachne amplexicaulis]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Indian Hawthorn [Rhaphiolepis indica]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Japanese Honeysuckle [Lonicera japonica]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Jasmine (white) [Jasminum polyanthum]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Karoo thorn [Acacia karroo]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Kochia [Bassia scoparia]
except Bassia scoparia subspecies trichophylla
Class 1 -  except B.scoparia subspecies trichophylla
The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Kudzu [Pueraria lobata]
Class 2 - The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant.

Lagarosiphon [Lagarosiphon major]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Lantana [Lantana species]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Leafy elodea [Egeria densa]
Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Longleaf Willow Primrose  [Ludwigia longifolia]
Class 3 -  The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed.
Longleaf Willow Primrose  [Ludwigia longifolia]
Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Ludwigia [Ludwigia peruviana]
Class 3 -  The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed.

Madeira Vine [Anredera cordifolia]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Mexican feather grass [Nassella tenuissima]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Mexican poppy [Argemone mexicana]
Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Miconia [Miconia species]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Mimosa [Mimosa pigra]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Ming/Zigzag Asparagus Fern [Asparagus macowanii var. zuluensis]
Class 2 - The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant.

Morning glory (coastal) [Ipomoea cairica]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Morning glory (purple) [Ipomoea indica]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Mossman River grass [Cenchrus echinatus]
Class 5 - The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Moth Vine [Araujia sericifera]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Mother of Millions [Bryophyllum daigremontianum]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Ochna [Ochna serrulata]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Onion grass [Romulea species]
Includes all Romulea species and varieties except R. rosea var. australis.
Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied withThis is an All of NSW declaration.

Ornamental asparagus [Asparagus africanus]
Class 2 - The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free from the plant.

Oxalis [Oxalis species and varieties]
Includes all Oxalis species and varieties except the native species O. chnoodes, O. exilis, O. perennans, O. radicosa, O. rubens, and O. thompsoniae Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Pampas Grass [Cortaderia species]
Class 3 -  The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed

Paper Mulberry [Broussonetia papyrifera]
Class 2 - The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant.

Parthenium weed [Parthenium hysterophorus]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Pond apple [Annona glabra]

Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Prickly acacia [Acacia nilotica]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Prickly pear [Cylindropuntia species]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.
This is an All of NSW declaration.

Prickly Pears [Opuntia species except O. ficus-indica]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.
This is an All of NSW declaration.

Privet (Broad leafed)  [Ligustrum lucidum]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction.

Privet (Narrow-leaf/Chinese) [Ligustrum sinense]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction.

Red rice [Oryza rufipogon]
Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Rhizomatus Bamboo [Phyllostachys species]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits its vegetative reproduction and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Rhus tree [Toxicodendron succedaneum]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that prevents any above ground part of the plant from encroaching within 2 metres of the property boundary and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Rubbervine [Cryptostegia grandiflora]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Sagittaria [Sagittaria platyphylla]
Class 5 - The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Salvinia [Salvinia molesta]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an all of NSW declaration.

Sand oat [Avena strigosa]
Class 5 - The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Scotch/English Broom [Cytisus scoparius subsp. scoparius]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Senegal Tea Plant [Gymnocoronis spilanthoides]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Serrated tussock [Nassella trichotoma]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Siam Weed [Chromolaena odorata]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Sicklethorn [Asparagus falcatus]
Class 2 - The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant.

Silverleaf Nightshade [Solanum elaeagnifolium]
Class 4 - The plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Smooth-stemmed turnip [Brassica barrelieri subspecies oxyrrhina]
Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Soldier thistle [Picnomon acarna]
Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Spotted knapweed [Centaurea maculosa]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

St. John's wort [Hypericum perforatum]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction.

Swamp Foxtail [Pennisetum setaceum]
Class 5 - The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration. 

Texas blueweed [Helianthus ciliaris]
Class 5 - The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Tree-of-heaven [Ailanthus altissima]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Turkey rhubarb [Acetosa sagittata]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Tussock paspalum [Paspalum quadrifarium]
Class 4 -  The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.

Water caltrop [Trapa species]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Water hyacinth [Eichhornia crassipes]
Class 2 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant.

Water lettuce [Pistia stratiotes]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Water soldier [Stratiotes aloidesI]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Willows [Salix species]
Includes all Salix species except S. babylonica, S. x reichardtii, S. x calodendron
Class 5 -  The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Witchweed [Striga species]
Includes all Striga species except native species and Striga parviflora
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Yellow Bells [Tecoma stans]
Class 4 - The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread.

Yellow burrhead [Limnocharis flava]
Class 1 -  The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. This is an All of NSW declaration.

Yellow nutgrass [Cyperus esculentus]
Class 5 - The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with. This is an All of NSW declaration.


Updated: 15 Mar 2016