This week we look at Shade Sails in and around Ballarat in the goldfields region of Victoria.

Ballarat is a growing city of almost 100,000 people and is known for its history and heritage.

One thing we’ve found about Ballarat is that there aren’t as many Shade Sails as other parts of the state.  Perhaps it is something to do with the city’s cooler climate and grey skies, but even the colder parts of the state can experience long hot summers and Ballarat is no exception.  Schools are our specialty and not surprisingly the majority of Ballarat’s Shade structures are at the schools – Sebastopol primary has one of them.

But it is a surprise that one of Ballarat’s best known landmarks is a Shade Sail.  Yes, the Eureka Centre, which marks the site of the Eureka Stockade features a large tensile structure with the blue and white stars of the Southern Cross that can be seen for miles.


As yet, Shade Sails haven’t become as popular in Ballarat’s residential areas.  However we’ve had an increase in the number of domestic Shade Sail enquiries. The city has a wealth of heritage thanks to the gold rush of the 1850s, so people from Ballarat would do well to discover the benefits of Heritage and Shade Sails.

We service all of Ballarat and its suburbs – Addington, Alfredton, Ascot, Ballarat East, Black Hill, Brown Hill, Buninyong, Burrumbeet, Canadian, Eureka, Invermay, Lake Gardens, Learmonth, Miners Rest, Mount Clear, Mount Pleasant, Nerrina, Redan, Scotchmans Lead, Sebastopol, Soldiers Hill, Wendouree and, Wendouree Village.