Weed Spray Unit and Splatter Gun Hire

Weed Spray Unit and Splatter Gun Hire

Council hires out spray equipment and splatter guns to landholders for the management of invasive plants on private land within the Rockhampton Region.

Weed Spray Unit

Council has one Duel Reel QuikSpray on trailer with a 600L tank and 100m of hose on each reel (retractable by remote control).

Council also has a Duel Reel QuikSpray Unit with a boom, 400L tank and 100m of hose on each reel (retractable by remote control).

Splatter Gun

Unlike other foliar spray methods, the splatter gun is designed to shoot a stream of herbicide, not a spray nor even a splatter. This stream is delivered in a single line out to around five meters, with each line separated by about two meters. The concentration of herbicide is increased, so there is not the normal requirement to wet all the foliage. As a bonus, the total volume of herbicide used is decreased. A 5 litre knapsack is easy to use on horseback, motorcycle or quad, if required.

Splatter guns can be used on lantana.

The benefits:

  • Splatter guns are great for use in forested areas where targeted streams of herbicide can be shot around sensitive native vegetation, sleeping wallabies or nesting birds etc.
  • They are perfect for steep terrain and other difficult-to-reach areas.
  • Splatter guns require less herbicide than conventional foliar spray packs, so this reduces the risk of residual herbicide damage and reduces the impact on the wallet too.
  • When delivered from a five litre backpack, splatter guns are easy to carry and manoeuvre through thick bush.


Hirers are required to pay hire fees, a bond and submit a signed Application for Hire of Weed Spray Unit/Splatter Gun Form to Council prior to picking up the spray equipment.

Bookings must be made 2 days prior, and payment must be received before picking up the spray equipment.

Payment options available are; 

  • In person at any of Council's Administration Centres during business hours;
  • Credit Card; or
  • Cheque or money order.

Current fees can be viewed on Rockhampton Regional Council website under Fees and Charges.


 To check availability and to book spray equipment, please contact the Pest Management Unit on 4932 9000 or 1300 22 55 77.  

  • Council Work Place Health & Safety Policy requires closed in footwear at all times on Council premises. 

  • Hirers that are late for the arranged pickup or return time will be required to book another time and late fees may be applicable.

For further information on Rockhampton Regional Council's Weed Spraying Equipment Hire, please contact Council's Pest Management Unit on 4932 9000 or 1300 22 55 77.