Permit to Plant or Interfere with Vegetation - Nillumbik Shire Council - Victoria


This permit is required to plant or interfere with vegetation on a nature strip or council land.

For example, you will require council permission to plant flowers or shrubs, construct a garden bed on a nature strip, or to prune, trim, lop or uproot trees.

Your council may have specific restrictions on interference with significant trees - including undertaking works nearby. Significant trees have cultural, historical, or horticultural significance, have large trunk diameter, or form part of a canopy.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the responsible council for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $300.00

Fast track removal of trees by an Arborist, per application (must be charged in conjunction with appropriate statutory application fee). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $350.00

Remove up to two trees on private land under the local law, per application and includes a Council arborist assessment in this fee (arborist report not required by the applicant). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $300.00

Remove more than two trees on private land under the local law Per application, the customer to provide the arborist report. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $250.00

Extension of time to extend a local laws tree removal permit, per application. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2020 Victoria

Administering agency

Nillumbik Shire Council

Contact details

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