Please note, due to COVID-19 Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) advises that applicants may experience delays in legislative timeframes as outlined in the Tree Protection Act 2005 for the processing of applications. Any applications associated with safety outcomes will be addressed as a priority. If you need to attend a site inspection with a TCCS officer please maintain at least 1.5m physical distance. We appreciate your patience in these unprecedented times.
Any activity which may cause damage to regulated or registered trees, such as tree removal, major pruning or groundwork within the Tree Protection Zone requires approval under the Tree Protection Act 2005.
The Conservator of Fauna and Flora may grant approval to damage a regulated or registered tree if the tree meets one or more of the Tree Protection approval criteria. Applications may be supported by a report from qualified plumbers, arborists or any other professionals relevant to the application and the impact on or by the tree(s).
Application to Undertake a Tree Damaging Activity: Apply online | PDF (53KB) | Word (57KB)
Application for Tree Registration: Apply online | PDF (197KB) | Word (161KB)
Application for Reconsideration of a Decision: Apply online