Free trees

A selection of native trees and shrubs are available every year through our Free Tree Program.

The species offered vary throughout the year and depend on availability. Generally, the plants range in size from tube stock to 200-millimetre pots.

The Free Tree Program for residents and body corporates has finished for 2021 and will begin again in January 2022.

Residents – 2022 collection dates and locations

Residents can collect 3 free trees per household from the below locations, please bring current (January) rates notice, or provide postcode/suburb name.

If you are collecting trees for more than one property you will need to provide current (January) rates notice for each property.

All free trees are to be planted on your property, not on Council-controlled land.

January 2022

Free trees are available for pick up on the following Thursdays, between 8am and 2pm (subject to stock availability).

Date Location
6 January Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
230 Ashmore Road, Benowa
13 January Ormeau Community Centre
3 Cuthbert Drive, Ormeau
20 January Damian Leeding Memorial Park
Watersport Lane, Oxenford
27 January Reedy Creek Waste and Recycling Centre
Hutchinson Street, Burleigh Heads

February 2022

Free trees are available for pick up on the following Thursdays, between 8am and 2pm (subject to stock availability).

Date Location
3 February Tugun Park, near the Community Centre
414 Coolangatta Road, Tugun
10 February Broadwater Parklands – south lawn car park
Marine Parade, Southport
17 February Coomera Indoor Sports Centre
35 Beattie Road, Coomera
24 February Firth Park
Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba

March 2022

Free trees are available for pick up on the following Thursdays, between 8am and 2pm (subject to stock availability).

Date Location
3 March Reedy Creek Waste and Recycling Centre
Hutchinson Street, Burleigh Heads
10 March Jacobs Well Community Centre
27 Bay Drive, Jacobs Well
17 March Tugun Park, near the Community Centre
414 Coolangatta Road, Tugun
24 March Damian Leeding Memorial Park
Watersport Lane, Oxenford
31 March Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
230 Ashmore Road, Benowa
(upper carpark near the playground)

April 2022

Free trees are available for pick up on the following Thursdays, between 8am and 2pm (subject to stock availability).

Date Location
7 April Firth Park
Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba
14 April Coomera Indoor Sports Centre
35 Beattie Road, Coomera
21 April Parklake
Greenway Boulevard, Maudsland
28 April Tugun Park, near the Community Centre
414 Coolangatta Road, Tugun

May 2022

Free trees are available for pick up on the following Thursdays, between 8am and 2pm (subject to stock availability).

Date Location
5 May Damian Leeding Memorial Park
Watersport Lane, Oxenford
12 May Reedy Creek Waste and Recycling Centre
Hutchinson Street, Burleigh Heads
19 May Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
230 Ashmore Road, Benowa
(upper carpark near the playground)
26 May Ormeau Community Centre
3 Cuthbert Drive, Ormeau

Body corporates

Body corporates or unit complex managers are eligible to receive 10 free trees per complex per year. All requests must be on letterhead and accompanied with details of 5 ratepayers from the unit complex.

Email: parks&recreationalservices@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Trees can be collected on every Wednesday (all year) from 7.30am to 2pm at the Coombabah Nursery, Shelter Road, Coombabah. You must bring your approval letter with you.

Schools

Schools are eligible to receive 50 free trees per year. All requests must be on letterhead and signed by the Principal.

Email: parks&recreationalservices@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Trees can be collected on every Wednesday (all year) from 7.30am to 2pm at the Coombabah Nursery, Shelter Road, Coombabah and you must bring your approval letter with you.

Community groups

Applications for community groups are a consideration of the Divisional Councillor and can be made through the community grants page.

Please contact us on 07 5667 5972.