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Apply for a Local Law tree pruning or removal permit

Before completing this form, find out if you need a permit, and what type of permit you need at our permit information web page.

To complete this form you will need

For tree removals, you will need to provide a reason and supporting evidence

  • Tree risk - a report from a qualified arborist including a risk assessment utilising a recognised method (see Policy, item 7.1 Other Considerations, page 3) or completion of our quantified tree risk assessment data sheet.
  • Damage to property or infrastructure - a report from a licensed and/or qualified person in their field, e.g. plumber, engineer, architect, builder (For details see Policy item 2, page 9)
  • Building - a copy of building permit (See Policy, item 1, page 9)
  • Medical condition - a copy of medical certificate (see Policy, item 3 page 10)
  • Social criteria - applicable evidence (See Policy, item 5, page 10)
  • Plus any other supporting evidence



Finding out if the tree is native to Australia

If you have already obtained a quote from a tree contractor they may be able to advise you.

You can take a sample or images to a local nursery or you could email Council and we’ll try to identify them for you.

Please email enquiries [at] bayside.vic.gov.au (subject: Attention%20Investigations%20Arborist)  with images of the tree that show:

  • The tree;
  • Close up of leaves;
  • Flowers (if in season); and
  • Bark on trunk.

We'll endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible, but please allow for 10 business days for us to respond to your email request.




VPO location look up

Please enter the address where the tree is located into our interactive map.

This map will open in a new window, so you will need to return to this form to complete your submission.

Planning permit required

You’ve told us that a tree/s is Australian native and in the VPO area.

Vegetation, including trees, in the VPO area greater than 2m in height with a trunk circumference greater than 50cm at 1m above ground level are protected by the Bayside Planning Scheme.

For Australian native vegetation in the VPO area, you will need to complete one of the following forms:

Application for one tree

Application for more than one tree

And then apply online:

Make a planning application online

Additional resources:

Application checklist

Replacement planting advice

For more advice contact the Bayside City Council Planning Department on 9599 4444.

For non-native trees, please complete the below form.

Your contact details
Postal address





Important

You have told us your trees are protected by a planning permit, please call our planning department on (03) 9599 4666. To find out more, please read about tree or vegetation removal permits.

Files must be less than 10 MB.
Total upload limit per form is 20 MB.
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Removal permit application


See Council’s Management of Tree Protection on Private Property Policy 2015 for requirements.







Files must be less than 10 MB.
Total upload limit per form is 20 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Total upload limit per form is 20 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Total upload limit per form is 20 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Total upload limit per form is 20 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Total upload limit per form is 20 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Total upload limit per form is 20 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.
ItemQtyPrice
Pruning for 1 or 2 trees $113.00
Additional pruning for each additional tree after the first two. $31.80
Removal for 1 or 2 trees $395.00
Additional removal for each additional tree after the first two. $62.00
Credit card surcharge - 0.62%
Total
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