Pest Animal and Weed Survey


The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) is conducting a second National survey on pest animal and weed management for the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

The survey is aimed at agricultural businesses covering; broadacre, horticulture, dairy and other livestock enterprises encompassing all Natural Resource Management (NRM) regions. The survey will be open from 9 May 2019 until 15 July 2019. This is the second national survey by ABARES on pest animal and weed management, with the first undertaken in 2016. The survey asks questions about the incidence of and problems pest animals and weeds cause, the cost of management and the types and effectiveness of control actions—both on-farm and conducted by local groups.

The results of the 2019 survey will be published for each NRM region, as well as for each state and for the nation. Results from the 2016 survey are available from URL: agriculture.gov.au/pws-results. While 16,000 selected farm businesses will be sent an invitation to complete the survey online (and a paper version of the survey in the post), all farm businesses in Australia have the opportunity to participate in the survey.

In order to receive as many responses as possible ABARES would like to utilise your communication network in promoting the survey. Please find attached an invitation flyer that has a live link (www.agriculture.gov.au/PAWsurvey) to the online survey. There is also a .jpeg version of the invitation attached for insertion into print material (e.g. newsletters) or embedded into social media sites (e.g. Facebook). We would be grateful if you could forward this onto your relevant networks.

If you have any questions please call the survey Helpdesk toll free on 1800 023 040 or email ipws@srcentre.com.au

Kind regards

Regional Land Partnerships

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources