Tasmanian Weed Advocate

​​​​​​​​​Seeking Expressions of Interest

In the 2018-19 State Budget, the Government announced the creation of a new Tasmanian Weed Action Fund of $5 million over five years to help farmers and other community organisations  tackle priority weeds that are impacting agricultural productivity and the environment.

To support delivery of the Weed Action Fund, a key role of Tasmanian Weed Advocate is to be created. The Advocate will be a recognised community Landcare leader and will have an advisory and advocacy role. The Advocate will work in partnership with Biosecurity Tasmania’s weeds and invasive species experts to identify the strategic on-ground priorities across land tenures and coordinate the Weed Action Fund, and will advise the Minister as required.  

The Advocate will ensure there is broad participation with the program’s key stakeholders to achieve sustainable, targeted control of significant agricultural and environmental weeds. 

Expressions of Interest for the position of Tasmanian Weed Advocate are now being sought.​

Interested applicants should provide a statement that outlines their suitability for the position of Tasmanian Weed Advocate.

For more information, including a description of the role of Tasmanian Weed Advocate, please contact Deidre Wilson,  Deputy Secretary, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE), on (03) 6165 3135.

Expressions of Interest can be lodged at:

EOI Tasmanian Weed Advocate
GPO Box 44, Hobart, TAS 7001 


by 5pm, Monday  28 January 2019


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