Bayside Council Tree Removal & Pruning

Bayside Council tree removal & pruning information below. Please give us a call if you are unsure of whether you need council permission to remove a tree in Bayside Council

You do NOT need Council approval to remove or prune a tree if the tree is:

  •   No higher than 3m and has a girth of no more than 300mm at a height of 1m above the ground.
  • In Council’s opinion, is dying or dead or has become dangerous.
  • A species declared to be a noxious weed under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 or fruit plants identified in Schedule 1 to the Plant Diseases Act 1924.
  • A species exempted from the Rockdale Development Control Plan 2011.

Otherwise – YES – you do need approval!

Is your property in the 10/50 Tree & Vegetation Fire Zone? This can make you exempt from council. Read our post on the 10/50 Tree removal

Bayside Council Tree Removal Application Form

Please note this form is only for properties in: Arncliffe, Banksia, Bardwell Park, Bardwell Valley, Bexley, Bexley North, Brighton Le Sands, Carlton, Dolls Point, Kingsgrove, Kogarah; Kyeemagh, Monterey, Ramsgate, Ramsgate Beach, Rockdale, Sandringham, Sans Souci, Turrella and Wolli Creek.

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Call us today on 1800 RENNIE for a free tree removal quote in the Bayside council area


How to find a professional Arborist to remove your tree in the Sutherland Shire? 3 tips below!

1– Does your tree removal company have a website, Facebook page or an online presence? Im not saying this is a must have, but its a good way to know the company is legit and have a read of their credentials

2– Ask for copies of their insurance. Most professional tree companies will carry 10-20 Million Public liability insurance. Ask them to email you a copy with their quote

3– Are they qualified Arborists? Now i do know some very talented professional people in the industry who are great at their job and have no “Qualifications” but a minimum of a cert 3 in Aboriculture is something you could expect your Tree professional to have. Level 5 even better (however sometimes i feel these certificates are being found in cereal boxes……..)

Read about door knocking tree loppers to avoid falling into that trap