Roadsides are a ready means for invasive plants and pest animals to spread throughout Victoria, threatening parks, forests and rural land asset values.


The 2021-2022 Victorian State Budget provided $2.86 million in funding for the 2022-2023 Roadside Weeds and Pests Program to assist councils across Victoria responsible for managing lengths of rural roadsides.

Local Government Victoria commissioned ACIL Allen to undertake a review of the Roadside Weeds and Pests Program, specifically to examine whether the funding is being allocated in the most effective way possible. The review has been completed and is currently being considered by government.

Control Plans

Councils are required to undertake roadside weed and pest control work that is broadly consistent with their previously approved Roadside Weeds and Pests Control Plan. Where council priorities diverge from their previously approved control plan, councils are required to liaise with their Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) Agriculture Victoria contact (listed below).

Further Information

The list of regionally prohibited, regionally controlled and restricted weeds and pests eligible for treatment under the RWPP is available from Agriculture Victoria

For more information on the RWPP, please contact Local Government Victoria at

Control Plan Assistance