Tree vandalism

Securing our trees

If you remove, prune, damage or injure a tree on private property without our consent, you may be liable to severe penalties.  Further penalties may also apply to the willful damage of trees or vegetation in public places, including parks and road reserves.

Court action (in addition to any fines) may apply to the destruction of or damage to a tree or vegetation. Offenders may also be required to rehabilitate the site, plant new trees and vegetation and maintain until maturity.

Community support

We encourage the community to take an active role in preserving/observing our trees and vegetation. If you have any concerns or information, please contact us so we can investigate.  All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Report tree vandalism

Suspected tree vandalism should be reported to Council's Call Centre on 1300 722 542 or email

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