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Tree Removal ACT by Suburb

Last updated: 20 August 2023

The tree removal industry is quite tricky. You need the latest information on local laws regarding what you can and cannot remove! Jump straight to your city or suburb below for the latest laws and cost information.

Do I need a permit to remove a tree in the ACT?

In a lot of cases, you will need a permit to remove a tree in Canberra or Queanbeyan. There are general exemptions listed below but for the most part, you will need to see a permit for large trees.

Removing a tree that is protected before first seeking approval by the council can result in heavy fines, so best to get your facts straight before you begin.

What trees are exempt from needing a permit?

It will depend on your local council in Perth, but in most cases, the below trees will not need a permit to remove the:

  • Dead trees
  • Fallen trees
  • A tree within 3m of the foundations of your home
  • Trees smaller than 3m in height
  • Invasive species

Cost of tree removal in the ACT

The cost of tree removal in Canberra varies depending on the tree size and how difficult/ time consuming it is to remove.

The average cost for tree removal in Canberra ACT so far this year is $1,575. The real range of prices for all tree removal is $559 right up to $3,800.

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