Significant trees

A permit is required to prune, lop or remove a significant tree as defined under the General Local Law 2016.

Trees on private land can be deemed significant under the General Local Law through two processes. Should a tree be deemed significant by checking either of these two processes, a permit to prune or remove the tree will be required from Council.

Its important to note that some trees and vegetation may also have planning controls requiring a Planning Permit to remove them.

If you believe a significant tree has been destroyed, damaged or removed without a permit contact Council on (03) 9205 5555.

If you are concerned about a tree on public land, please visit the page for public trees.

See below on how find out if your tree is significant, apply for a permit and other important information.