Weed Control


Weed Control

Weed control within the Shire is a complex task and 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 continue  over the next 6 months during  suitable weather conditions.

All spraying in the Western Australia is regulated by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) and the WA Department of Health (DoH)

The Shire uses a range of herbicides

The Shire ensures that it complies with Health (Pesticide) Regulations 2011 which primarily relate to signage, notification and licensing

The Shire also conducts programmed weed eradication programs on roadsides, foreshore and reserves, for various reasons including 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 in front of property, and keeping the verge 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  will assist the Shire in reducing the application of herbicide in front of your property.

To identify weeds, the Shire recommends the following 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:  https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/weeds/reporting-weeds-using-mypestguide%E2%84%A2-reporter .

For advice on weed management, please contact  the Shire’s Landcare officers on 9780 5252.   For information on road maintenance issues or should you wish to  landscape your verge, please email or write to the Customer Service Officer  Asset Services: [email protected]  A contact submission form is available on the Shire website: https://www.amrshire.wa.gov.au/contact

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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
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