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Tree or native vegetation removal application

  • Planning

Application for a permit to remove, lop or destroy trees or native vegetation.

Use this application form to apply to remove trees within the following planning controls:

  • Significant Landscape Overlay (SLO)
  • Vegetation Protection Overlay (VPO)
  • Heritage Overlay (HO)
  • Neighbourhood Character Overlay (NCO)
  • Clause 52.17 Native Vegetation (Cl 52.17)

More about tree and vegetation removal

See our Fees and Charges page (under the 'Planning' tab) for tree and vegetation removal fees

Application forms

Apply online

Tree Removal Application

Apply in writing

Tree Removal Application  (docx, 390KB)

Tree Removal Application  (pdf, 184KB)

Applying online

Your online application will go through the following steps:

  1. Property Search
  2. Identify Parties applicable to this lodgement
  3. Tree Application Questionnaire
  4. Confirm your application
  5. Payment 

About each step

1. Property Search

Please enter the address of the property where the tree/s is/are located.

2. Identify parties applicable to this lodgement

Applicant: Please enter the details of the person/s applying for this application. 
Owner : Please enter the details of the owner where the owner is not the applicant. Where the owner is also the applicant, the owner information does not need to be completed.

3. Tree Application Questionnaire

In order to assess your application against the Maroondah Planning Scheme, in addition to details of the tree/s being removed or lopped, Council also needs to know the following:

  • the size of your land (if it is over or under 4000m2)
  • are there any restrictions, agreements or covenants on the title land?
  • are there any impediments to Council Officers accessing the land for the purpose of site inspection? ie. dogs, gates etc?

Supporting documentation

Plan of the site:

Tree permit site plan example

A plan of the property must be submitted with all tree removal applications. You will need to attach an electronic copy of your site plan In your online application. The Plan must include the location of ALL canopy trees and vegetation on the land, clearly marking those proposed to be removed.

Plans may be hand drawn but must clearly and accurately show the information in the plan above.

Optional information

Council may also need extra information to assess your application. This may include:

  • the Certificate of Title of the land- including any restrictions, agreement or covenants.
  • an arborist report
  • photos
  • copies of building plans – please provide building plans where tree removal is requested to build a new building or extension.

4. Confirm your application

This screen confirms the fee for your application and provides details about the fees paid and Council’s Privacy Statement. You must select the checkbox to the left of the agreement at the bottom of this screen to proceed.

5. Payment and fees

The fee paid with online applications is based on the submitted information for the removal of canopy trees within a Significant Landscape Overlay (SLO). Most applications within Maroondah fall into this overlay. 

Removal of native vegetation within a Vegetation Protection Overlay (VPO) or on sites larger than 4000m2 attracts a higher fee. 

Council will contact you if your application requires a higher fee. All fees must be paid in full before the issue of any decision. 

Payments for online applications are accepted from Visa and MasterCard, at the time of submitting your application.

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