Nodding thistle (Carduus nutans)
Nodding thistle (Carduus nutans)
© Pete McGowan
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Welcome to CAWS

Welcome to the Council of Australasian Weed Societies (CAWS) website, kindly hosted by the New Zealand Plant Protection Society.


Check out our new links page, with websites in Australia and New Zealand dedicated to informing people about the how to identify and control troublesome local weeds.

Congratulations to the 2014 CAWS award winners:

NEW! Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Weeds Conference (19AWC) are now available online

NEW! We now have complete proceedings from all past conferences available online, from 2014 right back to 1954!

Upcoming events

The next Australasian Weeds Conference will be held in Perth, Western Australia, on 11 - 15 September 2016. More details will be available soon.