Damaging, poisoning, disturbing or removing a tree without consent is an offence.

Incidents will be assessed based on our Tree Vandalism Policy guidelines. Significant penalties can apply.

Report damage to public trees

If the vandalism is happening now, call us.

We require appropriate tree protection to be installed around all trees on development sites and nearby public trees. This applies to both Development Applications and Complying Development Certificates.

  • The determination of protection offsets for trees is to be in accordance with Australian Standards (4970-2009), with suitable evidence to support encroachments into the Tree Protection Zone
  • Protection is to be installed prior to the commencement of any site works and must remain in place until works are complete.