Yes, it is possible to remove a tree in Campbelltown without a council permit, but only under certain conditions.

The below is a summary of the Campbelltown councils Tree Preservation Order (TPO) on the removal of trees locally.

Under what conditions?

Council approval is required for removal of any tree on private property that:

  • Has a height of more than three metres, or
  • Has an outside circumference of at least 500mm at ground level, or
  • Has a branch and foliage crown spread of at least 4 metres

If the tree is dead or dangerous, you may remove without council consent, but document with photos.

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Exempt trees

No Exempt trees.

What are council trees?

These are trees that are located within a public or council land. These areas include reserves, nature strips, and parks.

In case you have an issue with council trees, you are advised to contact the council.

Such issues may include removal, branch collection, infestation or pruning.

In case a council tree causes damage to a private property you should also report.

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Campbelltown Council Tree Online Services

The council offers several services that are related to trees. As a result, there are many things you can get online especially those directly connected to council trees.


  • Request the council to prune their trees.

This can be done in cases where council trees have become overgrown and they are causing interference with other amenities or properties. In cases where parts of council trees are damaged, you can request for pruning.

Follow this link


  • Council tree removal or inspection

The council tree can be removed or inspected if you make a request. The council will require to provide appropriate reasons for the action.

Request an inspection here


  • Report infestation of council tree

Follow this link here to report tree infestation


  • Report damage caused by council tree on private property

Follow this link to report the damage to the tree

Permit to clear vegetation

The Campbelltown Council has regulations on the clearance of certain vegetation.

However, you can apply for a permit by filling the application form.

Permit fees & charges

To know about various fees as well as charges on various services in the council.

Here are charges for removal or tree pruning permits.

  • 4 or fewer trees – $146
  • 5 to 15 trees – $166
  • 16 and above trees and urgent cases of 48hours – $175
  • Inspection fees on any case – $45

How to apply for a tree removal permit

To apply for a tree to be removed in Campbelltown, simply fill out this form and return t the council.

Campbelltown City Council contact details

Phone: 0246454000

Mailing Address: PO BOX 57, Campbelltown NSW 2560


Campbelltown City Tree Preservation order - TPO

The above is a summary of your local Councils tree preservation order. Please follow the link for the full document.


The cost to remove a tree will depend on a few different factors. Things like the size of the tree, number of branches, the species and location on your property will all play a role.

The average cost of tree removal is $871. But the real range is $225 – $4,500. Make sure you get at least 3 quotes before deciding on one company.

Tree removal and pruning is difficult to quote just by a description over the phone. Same goes for sending pics of the tree. This is because it is hard to gauge the actual size of a tree from images as well as look at access for machinery. An on-site inspection is needed to make sure you are given a fair price.

You may prune any branches that are hanging over your yard from your neighbour’s side, just as long as you are working within the cities Tree Preservation Order.

You may remove your neighbour’s branches, but if it violates council tree pruning laws, you will get a fine. You are best speaking to a local arborist first before proceeding.

Tree trimming will vary depending on the tree, number of branches and access. The average price of tree trimming is $429, but that the true price range is $75 – $1,800.

You can check out our Tree Trimming Cost Guide here to get a better idea of tree trimming cost by tree size. Or you can use this Free Service and compare local top rated tree service actual quotes.

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.