Weedbusters is an awareness program that works with the community to achieve sustainable land and water management, primarily through increased public involvement in weed management, education and awareness projects.
Weedbusters started in 1994 as Queensland Weed Awareness Week and in 1997, Weedbuster Week was launched nationally, with encouragement and support from the Australian governement, all State and Territory Governments and the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Australian Weed Management.
The program has spread to New Zealand and South Africa, and other countries have expressed interest in running their own Weedbuster campaign. Weedbusters is now a year-long campaign, culminating in Weedbuster Week, the second week in October.
Hundreds of events are held by individuals, schools, community groups and local and state governments, including weed clean-ups on farms, in creeks and bushland areas; field days and machinery demonstrations; weed seminars or weed identification walks; displays at shopping centres, libraries and local councils, and competitions.