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Kingston council tree removal permit

Learn about local tree laws in Kingston

If you want to get rid of a dead, dangerous, or unwanted tree in Monash council, you may need to get a tree removal permit.

Applying for a tree removal permit

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Applying for a tree removal permit in Kingston council

When you're dealing with plants and smaller trees, you usually don't need a tree removal permit. There is one instance, however, where you will need to obtain a tree removal permit in Kingston. That is, if you plan to remove, prune or undertake works on any tree (including multi-stemmed trees) with a trunk circumference of 110cm or more measured at ground level.

If your property has been built under a planning permit, there are likely requirements for vegetation protection under that permit. You will need to request a copy of planning permit history before lodging any tree removal application in Kingston.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I remove a tree without a permit in Kingston?

Yes, you are allowed to remove a tree without a permit in Kingston council area, with the following exceptions:

  • The tree trunk circumference is 110 cm or more measured at ground level. This includes multi-stemmed trees
  • Your property has been developed under a Planning Permit.

It's best to consult with our arborists before you remove any trees, regardless of if you need a permit or not to avoid potential safety and legal issues.

What do I need to provide the council to assist with my tree removal permit application?

The council may require you to provide extra information to support your application for a tree removal permit. This may include:

  • Evidence of property damage: Either photographic evidence of the damage or a detailed report written by a qualified person in their field (plumber, builder, engineer).
  • Risk assessment: An internationally recognised tree risk assessment completed by a qualified arborist.
  • Development/construction permit: Any building permits or supporting documentation outlining the plans.
  • Other: A medical certificate issued by a practitioner supporting the claims.

Can I apply for a tree removal permit if the tree is not on my property?

No, the owner's consent is required prior to Council's Vegetation Officer assessing your application. You will need to download the Owner's Consent Form before submitting the application.

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