On behalf of the organising committee it gives me great pleasure to invite you to the beautiful New England region of New South Wales to be part of the 19th Biennial NSW Weeds Conference.

The conference will be held at the prestigious University of New England campus, Armidale from 16 – 19 October 2017.

The Conference is a unique opportunity for the State’s weeds professionals and related industry representatives, researchers, market and industry analysts, government officials and policy makers to showcase their work, network ideas and share in a vision for the future of the weeds industry.

The theme of the Conference is “Experience the Highs – working smarter together”.

I look forward to welcoming you to Armidale in 2017.

Councillor Mark Dusting
Mark Dusting
Chair, New England Weeds Authority


The Story So far

Weed conferences held throughout Australia offer an opportunity for weed professionals, land managers and researchers to progress the challenges faced and share ideas, best practice and current research. Starting in 1971 as “Weeds schools” for Local Government Weed Officers, and then continuing as Biennial Noxious Weeds Conferences from 1981, the New South Wales Weeds Conferences have evolved to become one of the primary forums within the State for the management of weeds that impact primary production, the community, societal values and the environment.


New England Weeds Authority (NEWA) was delighted to be selected to host the 19th Biennial NSW Weeds Conference 2017 in partnership with the Weed Society of NSW.

The Local Organising Committee led by staff of NEWA, together with representatives of the Weed Society of NSW, NSW DPI, Northern Tablelands and North West Local Land Services in association with the New England Conference Company have begun the exciting task of putting together a program of renowned speakers, fantastic trade displays and demonstrations, together with notable field trips to ensure all who attend the conference will have a rewarding experience.