Proposed declaration of Digitalis species (foxgloves)

​The public was invited to have there say on the proposed declaration of the Digitalis species (foxgloves) as a weed.

The declaration will:

  • include all foxglove species, with the exemption of sterile varieties and hybrids
  •  prevent sale and trade of all non-sterile foxgloves
  • require control of foxglove in designated areas, including areas within and around state reserves and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

The declaration will not affect those with existing foxglove species in gardens outside of the designated areas.

Before making a submission please read the Statement of Intent, Weed Risk Assessment, and Weed Management Biosecurity Program which provide information and background for the declaration:

Interactive Public Map for Biosecurity Management Classes of Foxglove.

An interactive map​ showing the designated areas for the management of Digitalis infestations is also available. These are mostly focused around high conservation value areas like the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area:
  • Class A designated areas will require control measures to eradicate foxglove.
  • Class B designated areas will require control measures to contain foxglove infestations. ​

How to mak​​e a submission​​​

Submissions opened from at 5pm on 21st February 2024

Submissions closed at 5pm on 21st April 2024​

Written submissions in relation to the proposed declaration are now closed. 

Any further questions regarding the proposed declaration should be directed to (Karen Stewart), Invasive Species Branch, Biosecurity Tasmania, NRE Tas on (03) 616 54399 or emailed to​

Privacy and copyright information​​

  • Other than indicated below, submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on our website. 

  • No personal information other than an individual's name or the organisation making a submission will be published.

​​Important information to note​​​​​

  • Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise. 

  • In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the submission will be treated as public. 

  • ​If you would like yo​ur submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.

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  • Submissions containing defamatory or offensive material, in whole or in part, will not be published.

  • If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

​The Right to Information Act 2009 and confidentiality

  • Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). 

  • ​If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.