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Exempt Tree and Species List


Exempt tree works and trees on the exempt species list will receive automatic approval when the application is lodged, and the inspection is carried out. This inspection is free and will also require a photo of said tree/s to aid in the inspection.

Exempt works include:

  • Removal of deadwood;
  • Removal of dead trees;
  • Pruning of branches within 2m of service wires – pruning amounts to be decided by Council;
  • Branches within 2m of rooflines – excluding all Eucalyptus, Angophoras, Corymbias and Syncarpia species; and
  • Hedging and reduction pruning the following species – Murraya spp, Viburnum spp, Photinia spp.


Common Name Botanical NameHeight Restrictions
Box ElderAcer negundoLess than 6 metres
Tree of HeavenAilanthus altissimaNil
Evergreen AlderAlnus acuminataLess than 10 metres
Camphor LaurelConnamomum camphoraLess than 10 metres
CotoneasterCotoneaster speciesNil
HackberryCeltis sinensisNil
HackberryCeltis australisNil
Citrus FruitCitrus speciesNil
Coral TreeErythrina speciesNil
Rubber TreeFicus elasticaNil
Silky OakGrevillea robustaLess than 6 metres
JacarandaJacaranda mimosifoliaLess than 6 metres
Crepe MyrtleLagerstroemia indicaLess than 6 metres
Norfolk Island HibiscusLagunaria patersoniaNil
PrivetsLigustrum speciesNil
LiquidambarLiquidambar styracifluaLess than 10 metres
MulberryMorus speciesNil
BananasMusa speciesNil
OleanderNerium oleanderNil
African OliveOlea africanaNil
Lombardy PoplarPopulus nigra ItalicaNil
Peaches and PlumsPrunus speciesNil
Umbrella TreeSchefflera actinophyllaNil
Cocos PalmSyagrus romanzoffianumNil
RhusToxicodendrum succedaneumNil
Leighton Green & CultivarsX Cupressosyparis leylandiiNil