Any tree, whether indigenous or exotic, that exceeds 4m in height or has a trunk diameter greater than 150mm requires written approval from council to prune or remove. Pruning of dead branches, branches within 2m of electric powerlines or the removal or pruning of fruit trees do not require a council permit.
General Notes on Councils:
The pruning or removal of any trees on public land, parks, bushland or Heritage Items need special permission from ALL councils.
The Noxious Weeds Act 1993 lists trees not requiring permission to remove.