Frequently Asked Questions
Q. There's a tree on my neighbours property that I think is dangerous. Can I get council to assess it?
We are unable to inspect trees identified in neighbouring properties unless we have written permission from the landowner. Written permission must be given before an arborist carry out an assessment on private property.
If your neighbour is agreeable, they can fill in and sign the assessment form. There is also an inspection charge which must be paid prior to any inspection taking place. The charge is $140 for the first tree inspected, and of $70 for each additional tree inspected.
Council does not get involved with neighbourhood disputes regarding trees on private property.
If you require information on your rights or appropriate actions that you could take, please contact the Dispute Resolution Centre of Victoria. They can offer assistance to help you negotiate with the owner of the property. The contact details are as follows:
Dispute Resolution Centre of Victoria
3/235 Queen Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Telephone: 9603 8370 or 1800 658 528
For more information contact us on 1300 368 333 or email us.