Gamba grass

Check your gamba grass risk

If you are a landowner or occupier with gamba grass on your land, you are legally responsible for controlling it.

If you don’t manage gamba grass, you risk:

  • further spread by seed
  • invasion of natural habitats
  • increased fuel loads for bushfires that threaten lives, homes and assets.

How to check your risk

Check your level of risk by reading each statement below and selecting all relevant boxes.

You will get a risk rating and advice on what you should do to manage gamba grass.

Gamba grass is (select any that apply):

High risk

You have a high risk of gamba spread, impact, and non-compliance with the gamba grass weed management plan - 2020 to 2030 PDF (1.9 MB).

What you should do

To manage this risk, you should do the following:

  • Control gamba growing around boundaries, tracks and infrastructure to reduce spread and bushfire risk. Find out more about controlling gamba grass.
  • Ensure a generous firebreak is installed and maintained to enhance your safety and firefighting access.
  • Coordinate with neighbours for more effective results.
  • Get resources and support through the Gamba Action Program.

Moderate risk

You have a moderate risk of gamba spread, impact, and non-compliance with the gamba grass weed management plan - 2020 to 2030 PDF (1.9 MB).

What you should do

To manage this risk, you should do the following:

  • Control gamba growing around boundaries, tracks and infrastructure to reduce spread and bushfire risk. Find out more about controlling gamba grass.
  • Target any isolated plants for eradication and start reducing the size of larger infestations by working from the outside in.
  • Keep areas clean with good weed hygiene methods. For example, avoid driving through seeding infestations.
  • Coordinate with neighbours for more effective results.
  • Get resources and support through the Gamba Action Program.

Lower risk

You have a lower risk of gamba spread, impact, and non-compliance with the gamba grass weed management plan - 2020 to 2030 PDF (1.9 MB).

What you should do

To manage this risk, you should do the following:

  • Aim to eradicate all gamba plants and prevent isolated outbreaks becoming bigger infestations.
  • Consider supporting your neighbours and community, or contact the Weed Management Branch if you’re concerned about someone else’s gamba grass.

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Last updated: 01 April 2021

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