Large grant opportunity to target weed species threat

Applications are now open for large grants from the Weeds Action Fund. Grants of up to $50,000 per year for up to three years will be provided to multi-year, large-scale projects that deliver widespread and lasting outcomes.

The Tasmanian Weeds Action Fund is a $5 million Tasmanian Government initiative funded until June 2024. The funds provided by the Tasmanian Government will be invested with landholders, land managers, and other organisations to tackle weeds that are impacting valuable agricultural and environmental assets.

This large grants round targets nine weed species that pose a threat to Tasmania’s agriculture and the environment.  It aims to stop the spread or if possible, eradicate the species across broad landscape units, such as municipalities, catchments or regions.

To be successful, applications must be built on strong collaboration and engage broadly across the community.  This may involve working with your neighbours, local council, other infrastructure providers, agencies and/or community groups.

Projects must demonstrate significant, measurable improvements to the productivity of agricultural land or the protection of environmental assets.

Weeds targeted in this large grant round are:

  • Gorse (Ulex europaeus)
  • Serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma)
  • Chilean needle grass (Nassella neesiana)
  • African feathergrass (Cenchrus macrourus, syn. Pennisetum macrourum)
  • African lovegrass (Eragrostis curvula)
  • Parramatta grass (Sporobolus africanus)
  • Yellow burweed (Amsinckiaspp.)
  • Heather ​(Calluna vulgaris)
  • Karamu (Coprosma robusta)

Priority will be given to applications that propose a strategic and targeted approach to tackling priority weeds and demonstrate co-investment through funds or in-kind support.

Please visit to read more, download the guidelines and application form.

Applications close 5 pm, Wednesday, 5 May 2021.

Once you have read the guidelines, you may wish to discuss your application with Tasmanian Weeds Action Fund Coordinator, Raelene Mibus on 1300 109 676, or email