Randwick Council

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

Centennial Park Malabar
Chifley Maroubra
Clovelly (also Waverley) Maroubra Junction
Coogee Matraville (also Botany)
Coogee Beach Pagewood
Kensington Philip Bay
Kingsford Port Botany
La Perouse Randwick
Little Bay South Coogee


The following is a summary of Randwick 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 Randwick Council for more detailed information. Care should be also taken that the tree is not protected for Ecological or Heritage reasons.



Randwick 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 6m in height, with trunk CIRCUMFERENCE less than 1m (1m above ground) and a canopy width less than 4m. This does not include palm trees which all need consent (except cocos palms).
  • Any tree that is dying or dead or is a risk to human life or property and is not required as the habitat of native fauna.
  • Any tree within two 2m of a building (excluding an outbuilding) measured horizontally from edge of trunk to vertical alignment of the building structure (i.e. eave, guttering)
  • Pruning branches for maintenance works, (inc. thinning but excluding height reduction) by a max of 10% over 2 years. Pruning to provide 2.5m above ground level and 0.5m from electrical wires. Removal of deadwood.
  • Any tree listed for Randwick Council under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 and any tree species listed as an exempt species under the Randwick Council Tree Preservation Order (see table below). Does not apply if Heritage site or Significant Tree Register.
Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven
Alnus jorullensis Evergreen Alder
Bambusa spp. Bamboo
Celtis sp. Hackberry
Cotoneaster spp. Cotoneaster (all species)
Erythrina sp. Coral Tree **
Ficus elastic Rubber Tree
Lagunaria patersonia Norfolk Island Hibiscus
Ligustrum sp Privet
Morus sp. Mulberry
Nerium oleander Oleander
Ochna serrulata Ochna
Olea europaea var. Africana African Olive
Populus sp. Poplars **
Salix spp. Willow
Scheflera spp. Umbrella trees
Syagrus romanzoffianum Cocos palm
Toxiocodendron sp. Rhus Tree
X Cupressocyparis leylandii Leighton Green and Cvs

** Must be less than 10m in Height

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.