Pesticide notifications

Current Pesticide Use Notifications 

There are no current pesticide use notifications for Byron Shire Council.


Our Chemical Sensitive Register

Council maintains a register for  Chemical Sensitive Residents and Organic Growers.

Residents sensitive to chemical herbicide and certified organic growers who wish to be placed on the Register should apply to Council in writing on the official application form(PDF, 88KB).

Details will be kept confidential and only given to authorised spraying contractors for the purposes of notifying applicants of proposed spraying operations.

Council reminds residents that if they maintain their road frontage this will alleviate the need for spraying.

Enquiries: 02 6685 9300

Bush Regeneration Team - Pesticide notification

Byron Shire Council’s bush regeneration team undertakes ecological restoration work at a number of sites in the Shire. The work is part of an ongoing program, replacing environmental weeds with self sustaining native plant communities, or controlling significant noxious and environmental weeds. The work locations, chemicals used and application methods are listed below:

Coastal Sites:

  • Brunswick Heads dunes (north of Surf Life Saving Club)
  • Cavvanbah St Road Reserve, Cavvanbah dunes
  • South Golden Beach dunes
  • Seven Mile Beach dunes
  • Belongil Beach dunes
  • Brunswick River Reserve (adjacent to boat ramp)
  • Suffolk Park Dunes
  • Midgen Park, Suffolk Park
  • Skinners Shoot

Hinterland sites:

  • McLeod’s Shoot, Coolamon Scenic Drive
  • Kohinur Hall, Main Arm
  • Pioneer Bridge, Wilson’s Creek Rd
  • Huonbrook, Coopers Creek
  • Pipeclay Creek, Lagoon Rd Myocum
  • Mullumbimby Cemetery
  • Mullumbimby Football Club
  • Left Bank Road Reserve, Mullumbimby

Urban reserves

  • Bushland reserves within and around Baywood Chase, Suffolk Park
  • Bushland reserves adjoining Cemetery Rd and Lilli Pilli Rd, Byron Bay
  • Heathland sites at Paterson Hill, Byron Bay (Ruskin and Paterson St)
  • Heritage Park, Mullumbimby
  • Yallakool Reserve, Ocean Shores
  • Azalea Street Park, Mullumbimby
  • Paddies Creek, Bangalow

Operational land – Water and Recycling division

  • West Byron Sewerage Treatment Plant, Bayshore Drive Byron Bay
  • Vallances Rd Sewerage Treatment Plant, Mullumbimby
  • Ocean Shores Sewerage Treatment Plant

Chemicals used

  • Glyphosate e.g. Weedmaster Duo
  • Metsulfuron-methyl e.g. Associate, Brush Off
  • Additives:
    • Wetters/spreaders/penetrants eg. Pulse, Protech Plus
    • Herbidye

Method of application

Spot spraying using backpack, cut-scrape & paint, scrape & paint, basal bark, stem injection method.

Parks, beaches, cemeteries, roads, drains and reserves

Byron Shire Council hereby advises residents and visitors that weed control will be conducted by service providers for spot and directed spraying as required to maintain safety and amenity in the Byron Shire.  This work will comply with the adopted Pesticide Notification Plan, which can be viewed on Council’s website.


Council-maintained cemeteries in Bangalow, Clunes, Byron Bay, and Mullumbimby.

Parks, reserves and beaches:

Parks, reserves and beaches at South Golden Beach, New Brighton, Ocean Shores, North Ocean Shores, Brunswick Heads, Mullumbimby, Byron Bay, Suffolk Park, Seven Mile Beach, Bangalow and Federal.

Enquiries: Gerard Roche 02 6685 9301

Roads and drainage:

Council controlled road network and drainage reserve areas throughout Byron Shire.

Enquiries: Works Depot 02 6685 9300 

Landcare and community gardening groups

Landcare, Dunecare and Rivercare groups; community gardening groups and bush regenerators undertake weed control projects in the Byron Shire. The work is part of an ongoing program, replacing environmental weeds with self sustaining native plant communities and controlling weeds in public gardens.

Groups/Individual bush regenerators and work locations where spot or directional weed spraying may be undertaken on Council-owned or managed lands are listed below:

Name of group or bush regenerator Location of worksite on council owned or managed land
Bangalow Land and Rivercare Paddys Creek, Byron Creek, Bangalow Pool
Big Scrub Rainforest Landcare Booyong Recreation Reserve, Nobles Scrub Recreation Reserve
Suffolk Park Dunecare Dunes along Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park; Midgen Park
Green and Clean Awareness Team Main Beach and Clarkes Beach
Cavanbah Dunecare Belongil Beach and Cavanbah St Road Reserve
Brunswick Heads Dunecare Brunswick Heads dunes and Torakina Reserve
New Brighton Dunecare Dunes along The Esplanade
North Head Road, New Brighton
South Golden Beach Dunecare South Golden Beach dunes from Fern Beach Walkway to 200m south of Community Centre
Yallakool Landcare Yallakool Community Reserve
Ewingsdale Landcare Public land at the end of Bayvista Drive
Brunswick Heads Landcare The Terrace Park, Brunswick Heads
Friends of the Koala and Brunswick Valley Landcare Reserve in Lagoon Drive Myocum
Brunswick Valley Landcare Inc Palm Park to Federation Bridge, Mullumbimby
Saltwater Creek adjacent to Mullumbimby Pool,
Riverside Drive Mullumbimby
Casuarina Street Road Reserve
Mullumbimby Creek, in mullumbimby
North New Brighton Dunecare North of Park Street beach access, New Brighton

The chemicals used by these groups at the above locations may include:

  • Glyphosate 360g a.i/L eg. Weedmaster Duo
  • Metsulfuron-methyl 600g a.i/kg eg Brush Off
  • Wetters/spreaders/penetrants eg. LI 700, Protech Plus, Pulse
  • Herbidye eg. Pergasol Red, Simplot Blue