Tree Removal NSW by Suburb

Updated: 21 October 2021

Here you are able to jump directly to the city or suburb you live to get up-to-date information laws for tree removal as per your local council, exemptions if there are any and how much trees removal will cost.

Do I need a permit to remove a tree in NSW?

There are many rules and regulations for tree removal in NSW. To be able to know them you must first contact your local council or relevant authority that can provide the exact guidelines depending on where you live.

You can also find this information online at your local council's Tree Preservation Order TPO document.

Some councils might require a permit but others will not; it all depends on how big is your garden if there is any native vegetation nearby.

What trees are exempt from needing a permit?

Again, it will depend on your local council 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 NSW

The cost of tree removal in NSW will vary from city to city. Tree removal in the eastern suburbs of Sydney is more expensive than in Dubbo for example.

The average cost of tree removal across NSW is $1,290 for a medium-sized tree. The real range is between $450 and $3,400.

Tree removal costs on the Central Coast, Newcastle and in Sydney are all different and you get more exact prices by visiting the relative pages.