Nature Strips

The City of Ballarat is proud of the presentation of the City and its streetscapes.

Suburban nature strip

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Appearance can bring economic benefits to businesses and property owners and we encourage property owners to recognise the value of nature strips and to also take pride in maintaining them. Nature strips are an integral part of our urban environment.

No Spray Register

The City of Ballarat’s Urban Weed Control Program is undertaken throughout the year to control vegetation and weeds on urban streets, footpaths, kerb, gutters, and laneways. There are a number of spray cycles per year which are based on the life cycle of the weeds and are aimed at preventing the spread of any new seeds. The timing of this program depends on seasonal growth and weather conditions.

The City of Ballarat teams utilise chemical herbicides in order to control the weeds and vegetation. If you do not wish for us to undertake spraying on the road reserve in front of or along your property you can apply to be listed on the No Spray Register below.

No Spray Register Application

If you choose to register your property on the No Spray Register, you assume responsibility for the management of weeds on the road reserve in front of or alongside your property.

If you do choose to join the No Spray Register, you will need to contact Ballarat City Council in writing if you wish to be removed from the register in the future via email to or by post to PO Box 655 Ballarat, VIC, 3350.