Approval to Undertake a Tree Damaging Activity - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this approval if you intend to undertake an activity that may damage a protected tree, or undertake prohibited ground work within a protection zone for a protected tree or in a declared site.

A protected tree is a tree on private land that has been registered or a tree on leased land that is:

  • 12 metres or more in height
  • 1.5 metres or more in circumference at 1 metre above ground level
  • with two or more trunks and the total circumference of all the trunks, 1 metre above ground level, is 1.5 metres or more
  • 12 metres or more in crown width.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All You do not need to pay any fees. Fees for 2022-23

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All ACT Tree Register (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Tree Protection Act 2005 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Parks and Territory Services Division

Parks and Conservation

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Supporting information