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Notifiable weeds and pest animals

Safeguarding the Limestone Coast against notifiable weeds and pest animals

If you think you have found a notifiable or suspect weed or pest animal call us on 08 8429 7550 or report it online.

Report a notifiable or suspect weed or pest animal online

Protecting our region from new weeds and pest animals is everyone's responsibility

Notifiable weeds and pest animals are species not yet present in the Limestone Coast or are present in very limited numbers. Notifiable weeds and pest animals pose a serious threat to primary production, the environment and the community in the Limestone Coast. 

Reporting notifiable weeds and pest animals is essential to stop them from spreading. Early detection is vital to stopping them becoming established in the region.

There are over 50 species of notifiable weeds and pest animals identified for the Limestone Coast.

Recognising notifiable weeds and pest animals

You can use the controlling declared weeds in SA listing from the Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) to find information on notifiable weeds that may be on your property.

The PIRSA website also contains a catalogue of notifiable pest animals.  

Identifying and controlling declared weeds in SA

Notifiable pest animals in South Australia

Current Limestone Coast alerts

Sightings of the following notifiable pests have been made in the Limestone Coast. We encourage you to be vigilant in checking your property for these weeds and pest animals.

Report a notifiable or suspect weed or pest animal online

Mexican feathergrass (Nassella tenuissima)

Limestone Coast action: Destroy infestations.
Notifiable: Landholders must notify us of any infestation of the plant found on their land. 
Infestations in Limestone Coast: Isolated infestation in Penola in 2024.
Best practice control: Mexican feathergrass (PIRSA)

Feral pigs (Sus scrofa)

Limestone Coast action: Destroy. 
Notifiable: Landholders must notify us of any feral pigs found on their land.
Distribution in the Limestone Coast: Isolated population in the Robe area in 2024.
Best practice control: Feral pigs (PIRSA)

Branched broomrape (Orobanche ramosa)

Limestone Coast action: Destroy infestations. 
Notifiable: Landholders must notify us of any infestation of the plant found on their land.
Infestations in Limestone Coast: Isolated infestation in the Tatiara area of the upper Limestone Coast in late 2023.
Best practice control: Branched broomrape (PIRSA)

Dodder (Cuscuta spp.)

Limestone Coast action: Destroy infestations.
Notifiable: Landholders must notify us of any infestation of the plant found on their land.
Infestations in Limestone Coast: Isolated infestation in the upper Limestone Coast in 2024.
Best practice control: Dodder (PIRSA)

Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris and Cenchrus pennisetiformis)

Limestone Coast action: Destroy infestations.
Notifiable: Landholders must notify us of any infestation of the plant found on their land.
Infestations in Limestone Coast: Isolated infestation in the Tatiara area of the upper Limestone Coast in late 2023.
Best practice control: Buffel grass (PIRSA)

Understanding your responsibility for notifiable weeds and pest animals

It is your responsibility to control and report certain weeds and pest animals if you find them on your property. You must not import notifiable weeds or pest animals into the region.

If a notifiable weed or pest animal is found on your property you may need to:

  • Destroy the weed or pest animal.
  • Ensure it is not sold or traded in any way, including as a contaminant of anything.
  • Ensure it is not transported on a public road, including as a contaminant of anything.
  • Ensure you do not release it.

Report a notifiable, alert or suspect weed or pest animal

Please also include any quantities.
Please upload a photo or image of the sighting if possible. Maps can also be included here. If you have any issues uploading you can email the images direct to lclb.compliance@sa.gov.au.
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