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Report a problem - Private property issues

Overgrown land

It is the responsibility of individual land owners to keep their land clear of weeds and undergrowth. For more information about declared pest plants and managing vegetation on your property, please see our Overgrown land and declared pest plants page.

To make a report about private property that has become overgrown and represents a danger to the public, please complete our online form below.

Report a problem online

Use this online form to report your issue to City of Gold Coast.

Alternatively, you can call us on 07 5667 5991.


Trees

The City is responsible for tree preservation on private and public lands within the Gold Coast. Tree and vegetation removal on public land (including road reserves) can only be performed by the City or its contractors. For more information on removing trees from City land, please see our Tree removal - public land page, or for private land see our Tree removal - private land page.

Removing a tree without formal approval (tree breach)

If a land owner wishes to damage any protected vegetation on their property, an application submission may be required first. There are a number of checks that need to be conducted in regards to the size, condition and location of the tree before any vegetation can be removed.

The Do I need to lodge an application for the removal of vegetation on my property? checklist contains questions about the vegetation to determine if it can be removed without an application (self assessable) or if an application is required (assessable).

If you wish to report a tree breach on private or public property, please complete our report a problem online form below. Please provide as much information as possible, including; the exact location, the date and time this occurred, why you believe the tree removal is illegal, how far the trees are from any City approved structures, the type of equipment being used to remove the trees, and any identifiable signage on the equipment or vehicles at the location.

If the tree breach is occurring now, please call us on 07 5667 5991.

Report a problem online

Use this online form to report your issue to City of Gold Coast.

You will also be asked for this information if you choose to make your complaint by calling us on 07 5667 5991.

Wilful damage to trees

If you notice anyone causing wilful damage to a tree, please complete our online form below, making sure you have as much information as possible to help our local law officers with their investigation. Useful information would include the exact location and any landmarks, what type of damage has been done and details of the person committing the damage, if available.

If damage to the tree is occurring now, please call us on 07 5667 5991.

Report a problem online

Use this online form to report your issue to City of Gold Coast.

You will also be asked for this information if you choose to make your complaint by calling us on 07 5667 5991.

General tree issues

Neighbour disputes regarding trees are not mediated by the City. For more information on these types of disputes, please see our Advice on civil disputes involving vegetation and trees page.


Dividing fences / fencing disputes

Boundary fences are the subject of State legislation, under the Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011, which deals with constructing and repairing fences that divide adjoining land.

For more information, visit the Queensland Government website.


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