Kogarah City Council Tree Removal & Pruning

Kogarah Tree Removal is now under Georges River Council Tree Removal 

Kogarah City Council tree removal & pruning information can be found below. It is important you check all rules before having any tree work done on or around your property as you (the owner) are responsible for your trees. Any illegal tree works done can result in you the owner being heavily fined. Kogarah City Council require permission for most tree removals & Pruning in Kogarah area.

Please note that the 10/50 Tree Vegetation Clearing laws do not apply in Kogarah City Council area as there are no 10/50 Vegetation Clearing areas within the Kogarah area

Your Guide To Lodging A Tree Application With Kogarah City Council

Application to Remove or Prune Tree(s)

Kogarah City Council trees that don’t require Council permission

Acacia baileyana
Cootamundra Wattle


Arundinaria spp
Clumping Bamboo


Citrus spp
Cumquat, Grape Fruit, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Orange (edible species)


Cuprocyparis x leylandii
Leyland Cypress


Ficus elastica
Rubber tree


Gleditsia trinophylla
Honey Locust


Ligustrum Sp
Privet


Morus nigra
Black Mulberry


Olea europaea subsp cuspidata
African Olive


Populus spp
Poplar


Schefflera actinophylla
Umbrella tree


Syagrus romanzoffiana
Cocos palm


Toxicodendron spp
Rhus tree


NOTE: The above list applies to trees that can be removed without Council’s consent. Council also has a list of noxious weeds. Contact Kogarah City Council for more information on what is classified as a noxious weed.

Kogarah Council Tree Removal & Pruning Info is always being updated on their website and rules may change at anytime. Please check to make sure all info is current or feel free to give us a call on 1800 RENNIE and we can advise you whether or not you will need to seek council permission


How to find a professional Sydney Arborist? 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