Australian Plague Locusts
Following the major Australian Plague Locust outbreak in Victoria and other Australian states in 2010 and early 2011, locust numbers returned to near normal levels in most areas.
Landholders should be aware that locusts can have an impact on Victorian agriculture in any given season, but usually on a more localised scale.
We provide advice on how to monitor your property for locusts, how to treat locust hoppers and what impact they may have on particular agricultural businesses.
Read our industry based factsheets for further advice about treating locusts for your industry.
Frequently asked questions
Learn more about the Australian Plague Locust by reading our wide range of questions and answers about the locust situation and response in Victoria.
- Identification and biology of locusts
- Health and safety
- Home and community gardens
- Driving safely
- Chemical usage
- Recognising locust egg laying and swarms
- Quick tips for small scale landholders
- An Assessment of Effects of the Australian Plague Response on Victorian Aquatic Ecosystems
- Australian Plague Locust
- Better Health Channel
- Australian Plague Locust Commission
- Victorian Ground Sprayers Association