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Port Stephens Council Tree Application Form

Within Port Stephens City Council there are some guidelines where approval is not required for the removal of trees on residential blocks. To remove a tree without approval, the tree must:

  • Be located within five metres of the structural wall of your house, neighbouring house, pool, water tank, garage and/or any other council approved structure.    Take the measurement from the closest point of the trunk to the footings of the structure
  • Have a circumference at breast height not greater than 450 millimetres for a single trunk tree or not greater than 300 millimetres for each trunk of a multi-trunk tree
  • Be dead and not provide a habitat for hollow-dependent fauna.

For any trees that don’t meet these guidelines, a application to council is necessary.  Branch Management can provide you with a free quote, council advice and can fill out your application forms for you.  Please ring Shelley on 0419 289 223.

Print off a Port Stephens Council Application Form click here

For the Rural Fire Service 10/50 Zoning check your address here

For Rural zoning or to check if you are located under the Port Stephens Council Rules and Regulations or under the Hunter Local Land Services, please ring council as different rules may apply.