Permit to Undertake Works Near Particular Trees or Vegetation - Victoria


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.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $300.00

Tree replanting. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $115.00

Removal of up to three trees (additional trees are $38.50). Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $65.00

Pruning application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $65.00

Works within the tree protection zone (TPZ). Fees for 2017-18.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Permit to Undertake Works Near Particular Trees or Vegetation - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1989 VIC

Local law(s) name

Tree Protection Local Law 22 2016

Application process


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

Contact details

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

Local Laws Officer

Frankston City Council

Operating address: 30 Davey Street
Frankston, Victoria 3199
Mailing address: PO BOX 490
Frankston, Victoria 3199
Toll Free: 1300 322 322
Phone: 03 9784 1888
Fax: 03 9784 1094
Website: Frankston City Council (Opens in new window)