Tree Removal QLD by Suburb

Updated: 21 October 2021

Jump straight to the city or suburb you live in and find out about local tree removal laws for free, including any exemptions that may apply.

Find your way around this page by clicking on a specific location like "Logan” or “Chermside".

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Do I need a permit to remove the tree in my yard?

You can also find this tree removal laws information online at any one of your QLD’s council websites and search for their “Tree Preservation Order” (TPO).

Some councils might require permits but others won’t; it all depends on how big the tree is, how close to your house it is, what the local pest species are and what kind of coverage of canopy your local council is looking to achieve.

You can also jump directly to info on the main QLD councils here:

What trees are exempt from needing a permit?

In most cases, the below trees will not need a permit to remove them. However, it's always best to check with your local council as they may have different guidelines:

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

The average price ranges from $625 to $4,560 and the average price's far this year is $1,430.