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If you live in an area where 10/50 provisions apply, the scheme allows you to:

  • Clear trees on your property within 10 metres of a home, without seeking approval; and
  • Clear underlying vegetation (other than trees) such as shrubs on your property within 50 metres of a home, without seeking approval.

There may be other restrictions that apply, such as if your property is on a slope, or there are items of Aboriginal or cultural significance in the area. Find out more below

First to you need to know if your property is in the at-risk fire zone.

If you are in doubt, you should check with your local council or fire service.

More information: Click here to go directly to the NSW Rural Fire Service website for more details

Author: Ben McInerney is a qualified arborist with over 15 years of industry experience. He uses his in-depth knowledge of the tree service industry to give readers to most accurate information on tree service costs and helps to educate them about the benefits of using a certified arborist for tree trimming and removal work.