Recent wet weather has contributed to areas of long grass across Canberra. We are prioritising safety-related mowing to ensure line of sight along roads and essential access is maintained. Check out the map below to see where we will mow over the coming weeks.
In Canberra, we are fortunate to have abundant open spaces for recreational activity. In spring and summer mowing is vital to the maintenance of these areas.
The ACT’s annual mowing program normally runs from September to February and sees suburbs and areas of open space mown every four weeks, and arterial roads mown every five weeks.
The City Services team have a well-staffed, trained and equipped mowing fleet to maintain grassed areas across parks, paths, laneways connecting streets, alongside roads and on sporting fields.
Mowing these areas across the ACT helps:
- maintain the beautiful presentation of the city
- reduce the risk to suburbs if there is a bushfire - by reducing fire fuel
- improve access - allowing people to use our open spaces
- increase safety - ensuring line of sight for motorists
- the environment - reducing weed seed, creating habitat for endangered species (e.g. Golden Sun Moth) and promoting growth of native grass species.
The mowing map below shows where our crews have recently mowed and are planning to mow in the coming weeks. Please note scheduled mowing may be delayed due to extreme weather conditions. Recently mown areas are updated weekly on Mondays using satellite tracking data. The program for future mowing is also updated at this time.
For more information about mowing view the frequently asked questions.
If you have any feedback relating to our mowing program, please visit .
Residents are expected to mow and maintain the nature strip adjacent to their property. For information about nature strips, including how to maintain your nature strip, please visit nature strips.