Welcome to the website of the Victorian Gorse Taskforce (VGT)
The VGT is an advisory committee made up of passionate individuals and Natural Resource Management organisation representatives. Currently the major financial supporter of VGT is Agriculture Victoria of the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources. The VGT is led by active Victorian community members that are concerned about the impacts of one of Victoria's worst invasive plants. The VGT uses investment attracted from government to develop community-led projects that aim to rid areas of Victoria from this pest and reduce its impact where this is not possible. Gorse control is a long term assignment and the VGT aims to encourage community-led action with funding support where possible.
Gorse (Ulex europaeus L.) is an exotic plant from Europe. It has been identified in Australia as a Weed of National Significance (WoNS) due to its high level of invasiveness, potential for spread, and economic and environmental impacts.
Current Issues and Media
The 2016-2017 community small and large grants program has now closed.
Click here for Victorian Gorse Control Strategy 2014 - 2019
2014/15 Progress Report - Click Here