Welcome to WeedScan Australia (prototype)!

WeedScan will be a free community weed identification, alert, recording and communication system that supports cooperative weeds action Australia-wide. WeedScan is in development with NSW DPI and CSIRO, together with a number of state agencies and the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions. WeedScan will identify weeds using artificial intelligence. Users will be able to create, view and share records and engage with others through groups to improve weed control. WeedScan will link users to weed biology and management information relevant to their location and allow them notify state and local government of new weed incursions.

The full versions of the WeedScan website and smartphone app will be launched in 2023.

Prototype considerations

  • WeedScan uses web services from Geoservices Australia to determine the Local Government Area (LGA) of a reported weed from latitude and longitude data. This is also a prototype that is only available between the hours of 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday. To fully utilise the location features of WeedScan please record weeds this time frame.
  • WeedScan is currently a prototype. Data in the prototype is for demonstration and testing purposes only, it will not be transferred to the live database when the full versions of the WeedScan website and smartphone app are launched. Any records made in the WeedScan prototype is not real and will not be reported to your local Weeds Officer or state government agency.
  • If you would like to give feedback about the WeedScan prototype, please follow the link to this online survey.