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


The $2.7 million Roadside Weeds and Pests Program (RWPP) 2019-2020 assists the 56 councils across Victoria responsible for managing lengths of rural roadsides. These councils receive up to $75,000 a year to manage invasive plants and pests along rural roadsides.

Control Plans

To receive funding, eligible councils must complete a Roadside Weeds and Pests Control Plan.  These plans outline the agreed approach, identify weeds and pests to be treated, and must be endorsed by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. Councils are required to report their progress against their plans and seek variations to the plan where required.

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

Page last updated: 16/10/20