Recommended resources for:
- cutting neighbours' overhanging branches, and roots
- protected trees
- clearing native vegetation, and burn-offs
- resolving tree disputes
- going to court over a nuisance complaint.
Information about the laws on trees in Victoria. Includes when you can cut overhanging branches and how to resolve disputes.
Neighbours, the law and you - PDF
A guide to common neighbourhood laws in Victoria. Covers fences, trees, noise, pets and pollution. Includes tips for resolving neighbourhood disputes and advice on where to find more information.
Information about when you can burn off grass and weeds, for example, and what you must do beforehand.
Permitted clearing of native vegetation
A factsheet explaining the laws regulating the removal of native vegetation in Victoria, including when permits are required.
How to resolve a neighbourhood dispute
Hints on how to resolve a neighbourhood dispute, including talking with your neighbours, making complaints to your local council, getting legal advice and taking legal action.
Want to speak with someone about trees? Your local council is a good place to start.