Banyule's Significant Tree and Vegetation Register

There are many individual trees, groups of trees and areas of vegetation within Banyule that have special significance. They include native and exotic trees and vegetation that are of habitat value, are rare or peculiar to our area, outstanding examples of their species or of cultural or historical significance.

Those assessed as significant are included on the Banyule City Council Significant Tree and Vegetation Register.

Find out what is on the Banyule list of significant trees and areas of vegetation(PDF, 175KB).

Trees that are listed on the register are preserved protected by the Banyule Planning Scheme.

Nominate a tree or vegetation for the register

You can nominate vegetation on public or private land for inclusion on the register.

Nominate a Significant Tree(PDF, 30KB)

Nominations are reviewed by a consultant arborist twice a year. We will contact you to let you know the outcome.

To be eligible, the tree must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • landscape: a tree or group of trees with outstanding aesthetic value or which frame or screen views, or act as a landmark;
  • size: any tree of outstanding size in height, girth or canopy spread;
  • age: any tree of an age that makes it old or venerable for its species variant;
  • botanical: a tree which is rarely found in the wild or in cultivation;
  • horticultural: any tree which is of outstanding horticultural or genetic value, and which could be an important stock for future propagation;
  • historic: any tree with a specific historic or commemorative association;
  • form: any tree with an outstanding, unusual, abnormal or curious growth form;
  • remnant: any trees which survive from the pre-European era;
  • habitat: a tree or group of trees with outstanding value as habitat or niche for native flora and fauna; or
  • a tree which has associations with Indigenous Australian culture or heritage.

Protecting trees on the register

Trees that are listed on the register are protected by the Banyule Planning Scheme ES04(PDF, 5MB). If you have a significant tree on your property, you may need a planning permit to carry out works. around or on the tree.

Lodge a Tree Planning Permit application

For further information please contact Council’s Environment Officer on 9433 7724 or email environment@banyule.vic.gov.au.