Native to Europe, Hawkweeds have recently become naturalised on mainland Australia.

Hawkweeds are highly invasive and spread quickly via runners and roots, forming dense mats inhibiting and outcompeting native vegetation. They can cause major environmental damage in alpine and sub-alpine areas, and are considered a significant threat to the Victorian Alps if not eradicated early.

Participating in volunteer surveys is a great way to help protect the Victorian Alps from this dangerous weed, as well as a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the magnificent alpine environment during the green summer months.

Accommodation will be provided at Falls Creek Alpine Resort. Transport will be provided to and from survey areas each day.

The dates are:

Session 1: Monday 14 – Friday 18 December
Session 2: Sunday 20 – Thursday 24 December
Session 3: Monday 28 – Thursday 31 December
Session 4: Monday 4 – Friday 8 January
Session 5: Monday 11 – Friday 15 January
Session 6: Monday 18 – Friday 22 January

To express your interest in the program please contact Parks Victoria’s Hawkweed Team by email