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Kingston 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.

Kingston City Council – 1300 653 356 

Kingston council includes:

Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Bonbeach, Braeside, Carrum, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Cheltenham, Clarinda, Clayton South, Dingley Village, Edithvale, Heatherton, Highett, Mentone, Moorabbin, Moorabbin Airport, Mordialloc, Oakleigh South, Parkdale, Patterson Lakes and Waterways. 

Tree Removal/Pruning Permit

A permit is needed to remove, prune or undertake works to any tree (including multi-stemmed trees) with a trunk circumference of 110cm or more measured at ground level.

A permit is also required to undertake works within the structural root zone of any protected tree or vegetation. 

Permits cost $113 per tree. There is no fee for pensioners. 

Depending on your application the following supporting evidence may be required: 

  • property damage – a photo of the damage and/or a report from a qualified person (engineer, plumber, builder) providing details/evidence to support the claim 
  • health and safety – a report prepared by a qualified Arborist including an internationally recognised tree risk assessment 
  • development/construction – copy of building permit or any other relevant documentation 
  • other – medical certificate issued by a specialist providing details/evidence to support the claim.  

Tree removal/pruning permit:

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