Exceptional Tree Register

The register is a formal list of significant trees in Ballarat. It helps identify and protect exceptional trees on private and public land.

The City of Ballarat’s Exceptional Tree Register includes 4,305 trees from across the municipality. The register offers, for the first time, the opportunity to recognize, celebrate and protect the exceptional trees that exist on private and public land in our city. The Exceptional Tree Register is a compilation of reports on trees that have been nominated by the community, organizations, property managers, staff and tree owners. The trees were assessed by qualified arborists and an expert panel reviewed and recommended these trees for inclusion in the register.


The City of Ballarat would like to acknowledge that these exceptional trees grow on the traditional land of the Wadawurrung People.

We would like to thank all individuals who nominated trees and raised the profile of this register. Their efforts allowed us to find the exceptional trees that we celebrate here.

We would like to thank the owners and managing authorities of the properties that the trees are on for their assistance in this process and for being custodians of such important assets in our urban forest.

We would also like to thank our experts who made up our selection panel for their time and effort.

Data and Resources

Additional Information

Field Value
Published (Metadata Record) 08/08/2022
Last updated 13/06/2024
Organisation City of Ballarat
License - other CC BY 3
Category Local government
Full metadata URL https://data.ballarat.vic.gov.au/explore/dataset/exceptional-tree-register/information/