About the Invasive Species Branch

​​​Who are we?

The Invasive Species Branch (ISB) was formed in July 2012 within the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE, now known as NRE Tas) to:

  • ​​Facilitate research to increase knowledge of invasive species impacts

  • Provide technical support for the management of invasive species

  • Develop community understanding of invasive species issues

The ISB has brought together resources and expertise from a range of invasive animal and weed management programs to better coordinate the effort to protect Tasmania from the impacts of invasive species.

What does the ISB do?

The ISB undertakes many functions, including fulfilling regulatory obligations, informing policy development, working with interstate and national agencies to coordinate response to invasive species, developing and delivering knowledge, and managing invasive species monitoring and data collection.

The ISB works to promote a cooperative approach to invasive species management in Tasmania.

Where does the ISB fit?

The ISB is part of Biosecurity Tasmania and has responsibility for providing technical support for the management of invasive terrestrial vertebrate animals, invasive marine animals and invasive plants (weeds).

The ISB works in cooperation with other NRE Tas agencies including: