Read simple steps you can take to stop the spread of weeds across Canterbury-Bankstown. Read simple steps you can take to stop the spread of weeds across Canterbury-Bankstown. Read simple steps you can take to stop the spread of weeds across Canterbury-Bankstown.  


Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. Monilifera

Boneseed is a terrestrial weed that invades our parks and bushland. Boneseed plants can quickly cover large areas and outcompete native plants. This reduces habitat for our native fauna and limits the opportunities for suitable native food plants to grow.

Boneseed is a woody shrub with bright yellow daisy flowers. Boneseed leaves are oval with toothed edges that grow alternately along the stems.


Each Boneseed plant can produce 50,000 seeds per year. Seeds are spread by wind, water and through the movement of vehicles or machinery.

Further spread of Boneseed can be prevented by notifying Council’s Biosecurity Weed Officer to assist with identification and removal.
If you have seen this plant, please contact our Biosecurity weed officer on 9707 9000.

Weeds are plants that grow in places they are not meant to be. Garden plants can escape our yards into natural areas, where they cause problems for local plants and animals. 
There are a few simple steps you can take to stop the spread of weeds across our area: 
  • Purchase garden and aquarium plants from reputable local suppliers; 
  • Source native plants at Council’s plant giveaways;
  • Ensure all building and landscaping sites and equipment are left clean. Equipment used in the building and landscaping industries can unknowingly spread weeds; and 
  • Correctly dispose of garden waste.
To help protect us and our natural areas the new Biosecurity Act has come into effect for NSW residents. What may seem a simple garden weed is actually a biosecurity matter and we can all take action to help solve the problem.  
As of 1 July the Biosecurity Act replaces many of the state laws relating to human risk from introduced species, including the Quarantine Act (1908) and the Noxious Weeds Act (1993). 
Under this Act everybody has a General Biosecurity Duty, which requires property owners and occupiers to immediate remove and report weeds as soon as they are aware of them.​
For residents of Canterbury-Bankstown, you should report weeds to Council. Prohibited matters include a range of terrestrial (land) and aquatic (water) plant and animal species (including parts of plants and animals whether dead or alive).  The selling, transport, or dumping of a prohibited matter is an offense.
It is important for our community’s wellbeing, our agricultural areas and our natural environment that the Biosecurity Act is correctly followed.  

A full list of weed species can be found in Schedule 3 of the Biosecurity Act (2015) and within the Greater Sydney Regional Strategic Weed M​anagement Plan.

For a list of weeds in the local area visit here. Alternatively download this free app. 

For help in identifying ​weeds in your gardens visit the Weed Wise​ website or contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000. 

Pesticide Use Notification Plan

This Pesticide Use Notification Plan has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Pesticides Regulation 2017 (the Regulation). The plan sets out how The City of Canterbury-Bankstown will notify members of the community of pesticide applications it makes or allows to be made to public places that it owns or controls.

Pesticide Use Notification Plan


For more information, or to report prohibited matters, contact our Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000.

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.