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Applications now open for weed control grants – weed it and reap! 

Published: 3 September 2020

Applications are now open for the 2020-21 Cardinia Shire Council Weed Control Grants.

The grants are available to help landowners and community groups control noxious and environmental weeds on private property and bushland reserves. 

Funding is available for: 

  • disposing of weeds (maximum $200) 
  • hiring equipment (maximum $250) 
  • hiring contractors (maximum $250). 
  • purchasing herbicide (maximum $250, or $500 for community groups) 

The grant is available for all landowners and community groups, including Landcare and “friends of” groups, within Cardinia Shire. 

Weed Control Grants 

Applications for Weed Control Grants will remain open until the funds are fully allocated. We recommend you apply as soon as possible. To apply, visit or for more information call Council’s Biodiversity Officer on 1300 787 624. 

Identifying and removing weeds 

Identify common weeds in Cardinia Shire with our online weed directory at

For tips on removing weeds and suggestions for plants to replace them with, visit  

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