Weed mapping and data sharing

The Weed Management Branch manages the Northern Territory (NT) Weeds Dataset which contains large amounts of data about weeds in the Territory.

Community access to weed data allows better cooperation between neighbours and weed management planning. 

Using weed data

Weed data helps land managers plan which weed types and location should be targeted for control.

Weed data helps prevent weed spread by informing developers, exploration teams, utility providers and land users of weed locations before on-ground works.

When to contact the Weed Management Branch

You should contact the Weed Management Branch:

  • before starting a weed mapping project
  • when you have data to submit
  • when you need weed data for special projects or research
  • to report alert weeds.

Contact the Weed Management Branch.

Accessing weed data online

NR Maps

Weed locations are available through Natural Resource Maps, a free web mapping application.

Digital data requests

The NT weed dataset can be downloaded for free. Licence terms apply. 

If you are looking for digital data that is not available online, you need to complete a digital data request form. 

Go to environmental data requests for more information on the full weed dataset and digital data request forms.

You don't have to pay for data unless your request is more extensive or complicated than normal.

Contribute weed data

As a land manager you can help to manage the NT's weeds by submitting weed data to the Weed Management Branch.

Data submitted to the Weed Management Branch will be made available to the public on request. 

Guides and manuals

The Weed Data Collection Field Guide (4.4 mb) provides step-by-step instructions on how to collect weed data in the field and then process it for use in weed management.

Section 1 of the NT Weed Data Collection Manual (2.7 mb) provides detailed information for data managers, researchers and land management agencies.

Section 2 of the NT Weed Data Collection Manual (1.6 mb) provides detailed data definitions and weed lists for use by data managers.

Last updated: 28 November 2017