Notices and Tenders

Weed control within the Shire is a complex task.

A range of techniques are used to manage weeds, including slashing, steam and herbicide application and in limited urban circumstances, manual control. A weed spraying program will commence from August to February, weather permitting.

  • All spraying in Western Australia is regulated by Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) and WA Department of Health (DoH).
  • The Shire uses a range of herbicides.
  • The Shire ensures to comply with Health (Pesticide) Regulations 2011 which primarily relate to signage, notification and licensing.
  • The Shire conducts programmed weed eradication programs on roadsides, foreshores and reserves for various reasons. These include asset protection, road user safety, fire mitigation and the control of introduced weed species.
  • Organic farms are responsible for maintaining any required no spray buffers within their private property boundaries.
  • The Shire is unable to commit to “no spraying on verge” requests, however, we aim to minimise herbicide use where practical. By frequently undertaking weed management on your verge and keeping it well maintained as well as free of any environmental weeds, residents can actively assist the Shire and alleviate the need to spray the verge. This assists the Shire in reducing the application of herbicide in front of your property.
  • To identify weeds, the Shire recommends the Smartphone App - MyWeedWatcher. This App enables users to identify and quickly search for a weed according to plant characteristics such as flower colour, leaf shape, and plant type. Please also see

Please do not approach Shire workers. All questions/queries to be directed as below.

For advice on weed management, please contact the Shire’s Landcare Officers on (08) 9780 5252.  

For enquiries regarding spraying works, please contact Customer Service on (08) 9780 5255 from 9am – 4pm weekdays.

For further Information on road maintenance issues or should you wish to landscape your verge, please contact the Customer Service Officer, Asset Services in writing to  

A contact submission form is also available on the Shire website:

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Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512


66 Allnut Terrace
Tues, Wed, Thurs
9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255


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