Weed Control in the City

Weed control helps preserve our natural environment and maintain the beauty of our local areas. Find out about the City's weed control program, including the methods, schedule, safety measures, and options for opting out of spraying. 

Weed management schedule 

The City follows a schedule for managing weeds across various areas: 

  • Regular maintenance: Weeds on kerbs, footpaths, and hardstand median islands are managed twice a year 

  • Seasonal spraying: From the start of November for up to six weeks. 

Weed control methods 

The City prioritises the safe and minimal use of herbicides in its weed management practices. Various methods are employed: 

  • Organic solutions: Slasher Weedkiller, an organic herbicide, is used on pedestrian paths. Herbicides are not applied to residential verges near private properties 

  • Glyphosate: This is the primary herbicide for road surfaces 

  • Roundup Bioactive 360: This herbicide is specially used in aquatic areas and wetlands. 

Important note: All these chemicals have been approved by the Federal Government's Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). You can find out more about Glyphosate on the APVMA website.  

Safety measures 

The City ensures safety in herbicide application through the following practices: 

  • Safe usage: Adherence to guidelines for application, storage and transport minimises risk 

  • Application method: Low-pressure spray units reduce over-spray and unintended exposure 

  • Chemical use notification: The City uses signage, beacons, and markers to inform the public 

  • Protective measures: Staff wear protective clothing and spray only under favourable conditions 

  • Caution around people: No spraying near people for added safety 

  • Advance notice: The City advertises spraying schedules and offers a 'do not spray' register. 

Do not spray register

If you prefer to exclude your property from herbicide treatment, please provide your name and address by email or phone (contact details are below). 

More information and contact

For more information about weed control contact the City’s Parks Services team on 08 9411 3444 or email [email protected]



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