Applications for community grants to tackle gorse are now open

Applications for community grants to tackle the prevalence of gorse in the Grampians are open. 

Gorse is a highly invasive and persistent weed, that can have a detrimental impact on agricultural land. 

Victorian Gorse Taskforce’s chair Peter Everist said gorse “dramatically reduces your land value and creates a significant fire risk to your property”. 

“The longer you leave it, the longer it takes to control.

“Gorse plants produce large amounts of seed each year and they can last in the soil for decades, meaning one year of seeding generates decades of weeding”.

“The focus of our grants is to assist those who need to kick-start their gorse control.” 

The VGT 2017/18 community grants are open for application from May 1 and will close on June 5. For more information visit