The Victorian Government is committed to supporting landholders and community groups control the spread of invasive species on the public - private boundary through the Good Neighbour Program. There are currently over 150 projects delivering control of blackberry, broom, rabbits, foxes, and many other pest species across Victoria.

Invasive weeds and animals have a significant impact on Victoria's natural environment, often affecting the productivity and amenity values of our land. By tackling the problem together, we can help to make our land more viable and sustainable in the future.

Weeds and pest animals do not recognise the boundary between public and private. Addressing this challenge requires a cooperative, coordinated approach between government agencies, adjoining landholders, and community groups.

Projects are designed to complement wider invasive species works in an area and are initiated in response to concerns or requests from adjoining landholders and community groups who are seeking assistance reducing weeds and pest animals to a manageable level.

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  • Targets invasive species spreading off public land onto private land
  • Supports adjoining landholders and community groups with pest management activities
  • Aims to reduce the impacts of pest plants and animals on private land values
  • Provides up to 3 years of funding for eligible projects

Register Your Interest

The Good Neighbour Program is delivered by the Department of Energy, Environment, and Climate Action (DEECA) and Parks Victoria.

For more information about the Good Neighbour Program or to discuss potential project proposals in your area, contact your local DEECA or Parks Victoria office.

Enquiries can also be made to your regional Good Neighbour coordinator by phoning the customer service centre:

  • DEECA                   136 186      
  • Parks Victoria     131 963

Page last updated: 02/02/24