Street trees

The City of Ballarat has a requirement under the Electricity Safety (Electric Line Clearance) Regulations 2015 to maintain street trees clear of powerlines within the Declared Area, essentially all of the urban area of Ballarat.

To view the Declared Area map for the City of Ballarat click on the following documents:  

Within Council’s Declared Area there are a few locations labelled as Hazardous Bushfire Risk Areas and the clearance pruning in these areas is normally completed just prior to the 1st December each year.


Private trees

Powerline/tree clearance for private trees adjacent to street powerlines, and also around powerlines outside the Declared Area, is the responsibility of Powercor.  For enquiries regarding this program, contact Powercor on 13 24 12.

Clearance Requirements

Clearance requirements for a majority of trees within the Declared Area can be found with in the 2015 Regulations.  For more information visit: Energy Safe Victoria