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Kirks Reservoir park

Large Grassed Area Large grassed area Tables and chairs
Car parking BBQ
No confetti Toilets Toilets
No Dogs No dogs    


As one of the regions most exotic gardens, Kirks Reservoir Park is our most picturesque asset. Situated just 10 minutes drive from the Ballarat CBD, the park has ample parking, free undercover BBQs and toilet facilities.

The rotunda and surrounding gardens are ideal for wedding ceremonies (free, bookings required), and there are excellent learning opportunities for children and school groups to find out about the importance of water with the Outdoor Education Centre.

Getting there

Take exit C292 from the Western Hwy to the Ballarat-Daylesford Rd, Brown Hill

The entrance to the reservoir park is on the Ballarat-Daylesford Rd. Get there by taking exit C292 from the Western Hwy and turn towards Daylesford. From Ballarat go via Victoria St (C805), turn left into Water St (C292), then turn right onto the Daylesford Rd exit.

Opening hours


Month(s) Hours
Jan-Feb 8.00am-8.30pm
Mar 8.00am-7.30pm
Apr 8.00am-6.00pm
May-Aug 8.00am-5.00pm
Sept 8.00am-6.30pm
Oct 8.00am-7.00pm
Nov 8.00am-8.00pm
Dec 8.00am-8.30pm

Weddings and events

The rotunda and surrounding gardens are ideal for wedding ceremonies and community events – but it’s important you book well in advance.

  • Although events and weddings are booked in advance, we cannot guarantee exclusive access to the area as Kirks Reservoir Park is a public place.
  • Wedding ceremonies are only allowed during specified times and in an allocated area lawn wedding area.
  • The rotunda is available for wedding ceremonies on request – only one ceremony is permitted during this time (parking issues for example)
  • A ‘take home rubbish’ policy exists in the park so please take your rubbish with you when you leave.
  • No confetti is to be used in the park or gardens, including the carpark.
  • Total fire ban days - car access is prohibited (park on Ballarat-Daylesford Rd instead). Access is available via pedestrian gates only.

How to book

In order to avoid overcrowding in the gardens we request some information about the duration and nature of your event, wedding or guided tour.

Please be aware that bookings will only be considered for events that meet our published guidelines.

To make an event or wedding booking:

Step 1: Go to our events calendar to find out if the date and time are available. Events calendar

Step 2: Download an application form and return it to us via email or post to:

Communications and Engagement

Central Highlands Water

PO Box 152

Ballarat VIC 3353

Step 3: We will contact you to confirm your booking.

All wedding and event applications are considered on a monthly basis. Please ensure you submit your application by the last Friday of the month. We consider these applications on the first Monday of every month.