Gorse is one of Australia’s worst weeds
It infests valuable pastural land and significantly reduces land values. It’s a haven for rabbits, foxes and feral cats, it clogs waterways and damages natural environments. Under the law, private landowners must control gorse on their property. Financial penalties apply. Tackling gorse takes effort – but doing nothing means it just gets worse.
Support for land managers and communities
The Victorian Gorse Taskforce (VGT) leads an integrated approach to reducing gorse across private and public land. We source funding from across government for community-led activities to reduce gorse in local areas. These groups provide information, financial and practical support to landowners managing gorse and are helping reduce gorse across the Victorian landscape.