Apply for a permit to remove vegetation from Council land

If you want to remove trees or other plants (vegetation) from a footpath or a nature strip near your property you may need a permit from Nillumbik Shire Council.

If you don't have a permit, you may get a fine.

What you can remove without a permit

You don't need a permit to mow or maintain a nature strip if it has vegetation not native to Australia. 

In most circumstances, you also don't need a permit to remove:

  • specific noxious weeds
  • vegetation that has fallen on the road
  • dead vegetation up to 1.5 m in height
  • fine fuels (including dry grass, leaves, twigs and loose bark but not larger logs or branches) and vegetation to reduce a fire hazard.

How to apply

Apply online

Step 1.Think about your removal plan 

You will need to provide information about your removal plan for the vegetation. It should explain:

  • what vegetation you want to remove 
  • how you will remove it from the land
  • how you will dispose of the vegetation and any rubbish.

Step 2.Allow for our turnaround time

You will need to submit your application at least 14 days before the date you want to remove the vegetation. 

Step 3.Submit the online form

Apply for a vegetation removal permit >

Criteria for issuing permits

To find out more about the criteria that Council uses to make a decision about this permit, see our Local Laws.