13th Queensland Weed Symposium, Longreach

  • Hope to see you at Longreach, Queensland for the 2015 Weed Symposium
  • Mesquite, Mary Kathleen. Image credit: Hellen Haapakoski 2010
  • Fire through Rubber vine and Chinee Apple, Townsville. Image credit: Chris Gardiner
  • Prickly acacia in drought affected Richmond. Image credit: Chris Gardiner
  • Mission Beach post Cyclone Larry. Image credit: Chris Gardiner
  • Hymenache, post flood in Caboolture 2013. Image credit: Hellen Haapakoski
  • Water Hyacinth on another wet day in Mackay. Image credit: Simon Burchill
  • African Lovegrass. Image credit: Craig Hunter
  • Castor oil plant. Image credit: Helen Cross
  • Snake Cactus. Image: Michelle McPherson
  • Wash down bay. Image credit: Helen Cross
  • Prickly acacia sunset. Image: Nathan March
  • Hope to see you at Longreach, Queensland for the 2015 Weed Symposium

Presentations from the Symposium are now available for download. Please click here to view the presentations.

Photos from the Symposium are now available. Please click here to view the photos.

The 13th Queensland Weed Symposium

One variable we have no control over when we are managing weeds is the weather. However there are some key actions we could be taking during the different weather cycles to keep us one step ahead. Reducing the impact of weeds and preventing further spread across the vast and varied landscapes of Queensland takes coordinated on ground action. Come to Longreach and learn more.

The Symposium theme is “A Climate for Weeds”.

The 13th Queensland Weed Symposium will focus on practical planning solutions: 

  • Weather - what can we anticipate
  • Finances - how to make that last cent count
  • Social - how changing communities affect how we manage weeds
  • Research - what can we apply now from new information & technologies
  • Opportunities - get that step ahead in managing weeds

You will find the Symposium provides you with an opportunity to:

  • Learn from others about their on-ground challenges and solutions.
  • Hear of new results and products from research organisations and companies.
  • Present your experiences and successes, and
  • Inform policy makers, scientists, extension officers and trainers about your priorities.

No matter what your involvement, if you are in weed management or weeds impact on your activities, you can benefit from participating in the 13th Queensland Weed Symposium.

Who should attend?

Anyone with a passion to rid our Country of weeds and:

  • Local Government weeds officers, managers and Councillors
  • Government land managers for national parks, main roads, railways, defence estate and other government lands
  • Landcare and Community group members
  • Company and industry organisation staff in the mining, nursery, grazing, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, landscaping, tourism, transport and recreation industries
  • Utility and service provider staff for electricity, water and telecommunications
  • State and Australian Government policy, planning and advisory staff
  • Researchers involved in weed management
  • Weed consultants and contractors
  • Representatives of chemical and equipment manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers
  • Students

In addition to the formal program, there will be ample time for networking and discussions during breaks and through a social program incorporating a welcome reception, conference dinner and field trips.