North Sydney Council

Sydney Tree Solutions provides tree services such as Tree Removal, Tree Pruning, Stump Grinding and Arborist Reports in the Council Municipality of North Sydney Council that includes all or some of the following suburbs:

  • Cammeray
  • Cremorne
  • Cremorne Point
  • Crows Nest
  • Kirribilli
  • Kurraba Point
  • Lavender Bay
  • McMahons Point
  • Milsons Point
  • Neutral Bay
  • North Sydney
  • St Leonards
  • Waverton
  • Wollstonecraft

The following is a summary of North Sydney Council Tree Preservation Order to identify works that can be done without council approval and exempt species. This overview is only a guide. Please reference the complete Tree Preservation Order for North Sydney Council for more detailed information. Care should be also taken that the tree is not protected for Ecological or Heritage reasons.


North Sydney Council Tree Preservation Order allows for the following removal or pruning works WITHOUT council permission. For all works outside of this scope, council approval in writing is required.

  • Any tree less than 10m in height, with a canopy less than 10m in width and a trunk CIRCUMFERENCE less than 5m (Heritage Trees less than 5m).
  • Trees that are declared to be dead or dying by an appropriately qualified arborist. Pruning of deadwood from a tree.
  • Noxious weeds as prescribed by the Noxious Weeds Act, 1993
  • Cocos Palms (Syagrus romanzoffiana) and African Olive Trees (Olea Africana).


Council Approvals

Council approval in writing must be obtained prior to any works being carried out. Breaching a tree preservation order can result in very heavy fines.

The application forms for obtaining council permission are shown below. The owner of the property on which the tree resides, or an agent acting on behalf of the owner, will need to apply.