Do I need a Permit?

The answer is: Most likely        

Each Shire and Council has various policies and environmental overlays that dictate whether a permit is required to prune or remove vegetation in your area. The general aim of these policies is to protect the integrity of a suburb or unique open space within municipalities. While sometimes a frustrating this is a necessary process to avoid wholesale tree removal.

Failure to adhere to permit requirements often results in financial fines being issued to both the tree owner and contractor alike.

Heritage Tree Professionals can apply and lodge applications on behalf of clientele but this is a fee for service process. We do not however have any control over the time frames each individual council may take to process applications one lodged.

Alternatively you may find the links below useful in helping you lodge an application yourself.

 

Links for Tree Permits

City of Banyule

http://www.banyule.vic.gov.au/Page.aspx?ID=164

Bayside Council

http://www.bayside.vic.gov.au/environment_trees.htm

Boroondara Council

http://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/our-city/trees/permits

Cardinia Shire

http://www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/Page/Page.aspx?Page_Id=2725

City of Casey

http://www.casey.vic.gov.au/planningfactsheets/article.asp?Item=17291

City of Frankston

http://www.frankston.vic.gov.au/Environment/Trees/Tree_Protection_Local_Law/index.aspx

City of Glen Eira

http://www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/Files/Tree_controls_info_sheet.pdf

City of Kingston

http://www.kingston.vic.gov.au/page/page.asp?page_Id=177

City of Knox

http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/Page/page.asp?Page_Id=282&h=0

Mornington Peninsula Shire

http://www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Page/page.asp?Page_Id=194&h=0

Nillumbik Shire Council

http://www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au/Building_and_Planning/Permit_forms_and_advice_sheets

City of Stonnington

http://www.stonnington.vic.gov.au/your-council/local-laws/tree-works/?page=2&count=1

City of Whitehorse

http://www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/FAQs-About-Planning.html#K

Yarra Ranges Shire

http://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Residents/Trees_Vegetation/Trees_on_Private_Property