Approval to Manage Trees or Vegetation - New South Wales


You will require this approval if you intend to do any of the following to a tree or piece of vegetation on your property:

  • Harm;
  • Cut;
  • Ring-bark;
  • Top;
  • Lop;
  • Remove;
  • Injure; or
  • Destroy.

This approval is required to make sure there is not a pre-existing preservation order relating to the tree or vegetation in question. There are some exemptions that allow you to remove a tree that is otherwise protected by a preservation order. An exemption may be applicable in circumstances such as where a dead or dying tree has been become dangerous.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval, you must provide information on:

  • The specific location and named species of the tree or vegetation; and
  • The planned action to be taken against that tree or vegetation.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the approval.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $105.00


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Tree Preservation Order - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 NSW

Administering agency

Yass Valley Council

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

Yass Valley Council

Operating address: 209 Comur Street
NSW 2582
Mailing address: PO BOX 6
Yass, New South Wales 2582
Phone: 1300 553 652
Phone: 02 6226 1477
Fax: 02 6226 2598