What are your responsibilities?

You are responsible for pests or weeds found on your property. Find out your legal obligations, information on using pesticides and how to get help identifying weeds.

Biosecurity Act

Under the Biosecurity Act 2015, everyone has a legal responsibility to manage weeds and pests — whether you're the land owner, the land occupier or the carrier of weeds.


lf you are using pesticides to manage weeds or pest animals, make sure:

  • you follow the label — this is a legal requirement
  • you follow all safety advice as per the label — including safety equipment and use in water.

Help keep Port Stephens weed free

Weeds can impact biodiversity, environmental health, agriculture, animal health and human health. We encourage you to help keep Port Stephens weed free by: