Gold Coast Council Application 101

The Gold Coast City Council has extensive environmental laws in place in order to protect our beautiful and biodiverse city.

Firstly, have a look at the Council checklist for "Do I need to lodge an application for the removal of vegetation on my property?"

Once you have decided, "Yes, my tree does need council approval, then you are ready to begin a fun lot of paperwork (which is ironic because making paper requires tree removal).

Begin on this Gold Coast City Council page, click here.


The next step is to upload a DA Form 1 and Site Plan for your application. You can download this file by clicking on the PDF button below.

After uploading and paying the fee to Council, a council arborist will complete a site visit and you should have an answer within 2 weeks.

If you would like further information, please see this video about Gold Coast City Council Tree Removal Permits on the She Trees Facebook page

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call She Trees on 0490 355 360.