Request tree removal, pruning or works near trees

 You may need a local law permit to carry out the following works to a tree that has a trunk circumference, equal to, or greater than, 110cm (measured at the base):

  • remove, damage, kill or destroy a tree
  • prune, cut, trim or top a tree (if you plan to remove more than one-third of the outer-edge of the canopy)
  • carry out works that fall within more than 10% of the Tree Protection Zone. 

The Tree Protection Zone is the circular area with a radius from the centre of the trunk equal to 12 times the diameter of the trunk (measured at 1.4m from the base of the tree). The minimum distance is 2m.

View the Tree Protection Local Law Fact Sheet(PDF, 564KB)  for more information.

If your property is located within a Bushfire Prone Area (BPA), you may not need a planning or local law permit. Visit the Victoria Planning website to find out if your  property is in a BPA, or to learn more about exemptions for bushfire protection.

In some cases you may require a planning or local law permit to prune or remove a tree or vegetation. Visit our planning permits page or contact us for more information.

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Step 1.Prepare your application

Your application must include:

  • Written consent from the owner (if you are not the owner of the tree).
  • Plans or a sketch detailing the layout of the site including the location of the tree/s.
  • Details of the tree/s including trunk circumference, common name or species and why the works are required.
  • Any relevant permits such as a planning or building permit.

Step 2.Download the application form

Download and complete the Removal, pruning or works near trees application(PDF, 906KB)  form.

Step 3.Submit your application

Send your completed form and supporting documents to:

info@frankston.vic.gov.au

Step 4.What happens next?

If your application is approved, we will advise you in writing, including the relevant fee to paid.

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Step 1.Prepare your application

Your application must include:

  • Written consent from the owner (if you are not the owner of the tree).
  • Plans or a sketch detailing the layout of the site including the location of the tree/s.
  • Details of the tree/s including trunk circumference, common name or species and why the works are required.
  • Any relevant permits such as a planning or building permit.

Step 2.Download the application form

Download and complete the Removal, pruning or works near trees application(PDF, 906KB)  form.

Step 3.Submit your application

Send your completed form and supporting documents to:

Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
Frankston 3199

Step 4.What happens next?

If your application is approved, we will advise you in writing, including the relevant fee to paid.

In person

Step 1.Prepare your application

Your application must include:

  • Written consent from the owner (if you are not the owner of the tree).
  • Plans or a sketch detailing the layout of the site including the location of the tree/s.
  • Details of the tree/s including trunk circumference, common name or species and why the works are required.
  • Any relevant permits such as a planning or building permit.

Step 2.Download the application form

Download and complete the Removal, pruning or works near trees application(PDF, 906KB)  form.

Step 3.Submit your application

Submit your application at one of our Customer Service Centres.

Step 4.What happens next?

If your application is approved, we will advise you in writing, including the relevant fee to paid.