Greater Western Sydney Tree Removal

To preserve the biodiversity values of the Greater Western Sydney region, every tree is protected from being cut down. This applies to both native and exotic trees.

A Greater Western Sydney council tree removal application is necessary if you plan to cut down a significant or heritage-based tree. In addition, consent is needed for:

  • Trees That Are More Than 5m High
  • Trees With a Canopy Spread of More Than 5m
  • Trees With a Ground-Level Trunk Diameter of More Than 300mm

Submitting a Tree Removal Application

This information is provided as a service for customers, however in most instances you should call your local council first.

Local councils gives you three ways to send in tree removal application forms.

  1. By Email to
  2. By Mail to City of Sydney, GPO Box 1591, Sydney NSW 2001
  3. In Person at the Following Places During Regular Business Hours

CBD: Level 2, 456 Kent Street
Kings Cross: 50-52 Darlinghurst Road
Glebe: 186 Glebe Point Rd
Green Square: 100 Joynton Ave
Redfern: 158 Redfern Street

The application is relatively simple and generally takes roughly 28 days to get approved. Here are the steps to take:

  • The Greater Western Sydney Council Tree Removal form is available for download Here
  • A $50 Fee is applicable and this can be paid online, by cheque, or in-person

Huge fines for having no permit

Did you know that breaching the general provisions of the Sydney Development Control Plan leaves you susceptible to high fines? There is a maximum penalty of $1.1 million. These levies can be easily avoided by completing the above filing processes for approval. In addition, you should know that when you’re pruning a neighbor’s tree, permission is still required, and notifications to neighbors are recommended.

Emergency tree removal

A dead or tilting tree poses an immediate danger to those around. When this happens, call us right away. No consent is needed from the council, however, you will need to have a certified arborist’s report submitted to the council. High Point Trees can help.

Consult Us for Reliability

When a tree removal is warranted, the best course of action is to hire a skilled tree expert like High Point Trees. No job is too big or small for us. From tree trimming to complete tree removal, we do it all. All of our tree services conform to the Australian Standard for the Pruning of Amenity Trees and we are members of the National Arbour Society.

High Point Trees is fully insured and manned by a team of accredited tree service professionals to remove trees in Greater Western Sydney Tree Removal. For more than 10 years, we’ve put down roots in the tree services vector, featuring ongoing training on best practices for tree removal and other supplementary services.