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.