Illawarra Shoalhaven

Media Release Frogbit

Frogbit Incursion in the Illawarra   


Residents in the Illawarra are being asked to keep an eye out for an invasive weed known as Frogbit.

Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum), is a highly invasive freshwater plant native to central and South America and has been detected in the Corrimal area. Known for its rapid growth and ability to form dense mats and choke waterways, Frogbit poses a significant biosecurity risk to NSW.

To read the full media release please click here.

Frogbit is Prohibited Matter under the Biosecurity Act 2015, and dealing with it in NSW is an offence.

More information about Frogbit can be found here including a video of the plant here

Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum)