This is a really common question we get, and the answer is always, “it depends on where you live and on the type of tree you want to remove!” Every council has its own set of rules and regulations.
The factors that determine whether you need permission to remove or prune trees include:
- Whether or not your property has environmental protection overlays
- Whether or not your council has local laws in place to protect native vegetation
- Whether or not your council has a significant tree register
- Whether or not you live in an area at risk of bushfires