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Banyule City Council

  1. This serves as a general guide; however, please directly contact the council for the most up-to-date information as regulations may change periodically.

Banyule City Council – 0394904222

Banyule council includes:

Bellfield, Briar Hill, Bundoora, Eaglemont, Eltham, Eltham North, Greensborough, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights, Heidelberg West, Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe East, Lower Plenty, Macleod, Montmorency, Rosanna, Saint Helena, Viewbank, Watsonia, Watsonia North and Yallambie.

Tree Removal Permit

To carry out any tree-related work such as tree removal or tree pruning in Banyule Council, you must obtain a tree removal permit.

Under Banyule Council’s Planning Scheme, a permit is required if:

  1. The tree is 12 meters or taller.
  2. The tree’s trunk or stems collectively measure more than 0.4 meters in diameter at 1.4 meters above the base.
  3. The tree is listed on Banyule Council’s Significant Tree Register.
  4. The tree is located on land with planning history that restricts or prohibits tree removal.
  5. The tree falls within the Banyule Vegetation Protection Overlay zone.

You may not need a permit for tree removal or pruning if:

  1. The tree poses a risk.
  2. The tree interferes with power lines and poses a danger to its surroundings.
  3. The tree is identified as an environmental weed species in the Banyule Weed Management Strategy 2006.

You can Apply Here for a permit

The application fee ranges from $103.20 to $206.40, and the specific amount depends on the scope of the proposed works.

When do i not need a permit?

As per the Banyule planning scheme, you do not need a permit to remove a tree if it meets the following conditions:

  1. Street Trees: When removing street trees in compliance with the Banyule Street Tree Strategy.

  2. Tree Size: If the tree is less than 5 meters in height and has a trunk circumference of less than 0.5 meters at 1 meter above the ground level.

  3. Safety Concerns: To remove trees that pose a danger when they are in proximity to telephone lines, pipelines, electricity, and other cables.

More Information

Vegetation Protection