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Tree Removal SA by Suburb

Last updated: 20 August 2023

You can jump directly to your local city or suburb to get up to date information on local laws regarding tree removal as well as the cost to remove a tree in your area.

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

There are many rules and regulations for tree removal in Adelaide and it depends on the council area you live. Compared to the rest of Australia, Adelaide has some of the most relaxed rules on tree removal.

First, contact your local council or go to their website and do a search for their Tree Preservation Order. You can also get links to all Adelaide council TPO’s here.

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 SA

The cost of tree removal in SA will depend on a number of factors including the size of the tree, the location on your property and who you get to do the job.

The average cost of tree removal in Adelaide is $1,420, with the real range being $720 to $2900.

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