Weeds Authority for the Upper Hunter Valley

Upper Hunter Weeds Authority (UHWA), is the registered trading name of Upper Hunter County Council (UHCC). 

The Upper Hunter County Council (UHCC) is a single purpose Council which is a Local Control Authority for invasive plants under the NSW Biosecurity Act, 2015.  The present area of operation of UHCC is the local government areas of Upper Hunter, Muswellbrook and Singleton located at the northern end of the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. The County Council’s governance is in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 (LGA 1993) with the County Council being first proclaimed on 1 January 1991.

UHWA provides effective integrated weed management systems utilizing the latest technology to prevent, contain or reduce the biosecurity risk of invasive plants to the environment, economy and community within the area of operation of the County Council.


General Manager
Upper Hunter County Council
PO Box 6

Telephone: 02 65410323
Email: admin@uhwa.org.au


Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

Position Vacant

Snr Biosecurity Officer

The Upper Hunter Weeds Authority (UHWA) has a permanent, full-time position available, based in the Muswellbrook district of the Upper Hunter.

 The position requires excellent communication skills with the main duties involving assisting the General Manager in day-to-day management of the County Council, the inspection of private and council lands for high priority invasive plants, the preparation of records of inspection and the identification and treatment of various invasive plants. The position also requires involvement in public awareness activities such as field days.

Prospective applicants must obtain an information package, application form and position description which contains selection criteria by emailing admin@uhwa.org.au

Please contact Doug Campbell on 0408 683 490 for further enquiries about this position.

 Only written applications that address the selection criteria will be considered. Applications close on Friday 21 June 2024.

 Conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Notional Agreement Preserving the Local Government (State) Award. This position has a 9-day fortnight rostered day off scheme in place. 

 The Upper Hunter Weeds Authority supports the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and provides a smoke free workplace.

 Doug Campbell

General Manager

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