Permit to Undertake Works Near Particular Trees or Vegetation - Victoria

Service summary

You may require this permit if you intend to undertake works near or that interfere with trees with a circumference of 110 cm or greater, or certain vegetation. Interfere includes:

  • Prune, cut or trim;
  • Top a tree;
  • Remove, damage, kill or otherwise destroy; or
  • Direct or authorise someone else to do these acts.

Some areas within Frankston City are protected by Overlay Controls that protect native vegetation, whilst some land is protected by State wide Planning Controls protecting native vegetation. These controls protect the environmental values of the area, and conserve and enhance the character of significant landscapes.

If the area in which you require to remove, destroy or lop any vegetation is affected by controls protecting native vegetation, you will be required to submit a planning application through Council's Town Planning Department.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please refer to the associated documents for full details.


30 June or as indicated on the permit.



Large indigenous self sown street tree removal. Fees for 2016-17.


Large street tree removal. Fees for 2016-17.


Medium indigenous self sown street tree removal. Fees for 2016-17.


Medium street tree removal. Fees for 2016-17.


Small indigenous self sown street tree removal. Fees for 2016-17.


Small street tree removal. Fees for 2016-17.

Application$185.00Developer contributions per tree.



Permit to Undertake Works Near Particular Trees or Vegetation - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.



Your application should include:

  • A completed application form;
  • The appropriate fee (Schedule of Fees);
  • A copy of Title to the land;
  • A completed restrictive covenant declaration form;
  • A detailed site plan showing all existing vegetation to be retained and/or removed (including size and species);
  • A detailed site plan showing the location of any existing buildings and any proposed buildings;
  • A written submission stating the reasons why the vegetation is to be removed, destroyed or lopped (an arborist report may also need to be attached); and
  • Any requirements under the overlay.

Administering agency

Frankston City Council

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1989 (Victoria)

Local law(s) name

Tree Protection Local Law 22 2016

Contact details

Local Laws Officer
Frankston City Council

Operating address:
30 Davey Street
Frankston, Victoria 3199
Mailing address:
PO BOX 490
Frankston, Victoria 3199


03 9784 1888

Toll Free:

1300 322 322


03 9784 1094


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