Waverley Council

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

  • Bondi
  • Bondi Beach
  • Bondi Junction
  • Bronte
  • Clovelly
  • Dover Heights
  • Queens Park
  • Rose Bay (also Woollahra)
  • North Bondi
  • Tamarama
  • Vaucluse (also Woollahra)
  • Waverley

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



Waverley 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 5m in height, with a trunk diameter less than 300mm (measured at ground level) and a canopy width less than 5m.
  • Removal of dead trees (where not forming any habitat) and dead branches, palm fronds or palm fruit.
  • Pruning for electrical service wires by 500mm clearances.
  • Removal or pruning trees in accordance with the Roads Act 1993 for clearances.
  • Pruning of a hedge by no more than 20% of height or width per annum (not to exceed 1.5m).
  • Any tree listed for Waverley Council under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 and any tree species listed as an exempt species under the Waverley Council Tree Preservation Order (see table below). Council requires 7 DAYS NOTICE of works prior to removal.
Celtis sp. Hackberry **
Citrus sp. Citrus (all varieties)
Ligustrum sp Privet
Nerium oleander Oleander
Olea europaea sub. cuspidata Wild Olive
Salix spp. Willow
Syagrus romanzoffianum Cocos palm
Toxiocodendron sp. Rhus Tree   (under weeds)

** 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.