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No Spray register

What is a No Spray Register?

Placing your address on a No Spray Register allows you to ‘opt out’ of chemical spraying on your property boundaries.  In Australia, most No Spray Registers are managed by local councils under various state, territory and federal legislation.  At this time there is no consistent implementation of No Spray Registers - you can find out more about No Spray Registers here.

 

In July 2020, the Bee Collective wrote to each of Tasmania's 29 Local Government Areas to enquire about the status of a No Spray Register with council.  These are the responses we received:     

Break O'Day Council  

Active No Spray Register and a formal procedure for property owners to request spraying not be undertaken on land, by applying in writing to the General Manager (admin@bodc.tas.gov.au ).  Applications need to include property and land details and an alternative weed control plan applicants propose to implement

Brighton Council

No response.

Burnie City Council

No response.

Central Coast Council

Active No Spray Register.  For more information contact the council’s Construction & Maintenance Group Leader on 6429 8100.

Circular Head Council

No response.

Clarence City Council 

Active No Spray Register,  Residents can apply here.  Next round will be open in June 2022.

Derwent Valley Council

Active No Spray Register.  Residents can apply here.

Devonport City Council

Active No Spray Register.  Residents can apply at any time here.  The register is reviewed every 5 years.

Dorset Council

Active No Spray Register.   The Register is maintained by the Works and Infrastructure team based at council's main Depot site in Scottsdale and the team can be contacted on 03 6352 6500 or via email dorset@dorset.tas.gov.au 

Flinders Council

No response.

Georgetown Council

Active No Spray Register.  Residents can apply by contacting the council directly on (03) 6382 8800.  Georgetown also works directly with beekeepers.  

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council

Council has maintained a ‘No Spray Register’ since 2014.  Information about the Spray Program and how to get onto the register is available under Public Notices on council's website.    

Glenorchy City Council

Active No Spray Register implemented in 2021.  Further information can be found here.

Hobart City Council

Active No Spray Register.  Further information can be found here.

Huon Valley Council

Active No Spray Register.  Further information here.  Rural Roadside Vegetation - No Spray Policy here.

Kentish Council

Active No Spray Register.  Advertised in Autumn and Spring each year.  Residents can contact the council directly here.

King Island Council

Advised by Mayor, GM will respond.

Kingborough Council

Active No Spray Register.   Links to application forms and guidelines can be found here and here.

Latrobe Council

Active No Spray Register.  Advertised a few weeks prior to spraying.  Council can be contacted here

Launceston City Council

Council maintains zone lists noting weed control arrangements for the streets and roads in the zone.  Residents can request non-herbicide treatment of weeds adjacent to their property by contacting the Council here.          

                                                 

Meander Valley Council

Active No Spray Register since 2015.  Residents can contact council here.  

Northern Midlands Council

In the process of establishing a No Spray Register.

Sorell Council

Active No Spray Register.  Applications can be made here.  Council's policy regarding application can be found here.  The register is reviewed every 2-3 years via a telephone call.

Southern Midlands Council

No response
 

Tasman Council

Active No Spray Register.  Residents can apply here.  

Waratah-Wynyard Council

No Response

West Coast Council

In the process of establishing a No Spray Register.

West Tamar Council

In the process of establishing a No Spray Register.

Updated 10 January 2022 - to include Derwent Valley and Clarence City Council

Updated on 21 September 2020 - to include Break O'Day Council

Updated on 8 September 2020 - to include Georgetown Council

Updated on 3 September 2020 - to include Central Coast Council & Dorset Council

List originally posted 31 August 2020

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