Free trees

A selection of trees and shrubs, including natives 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.

Residents – 2024 collection dates

The program is open between January and June each year, and trees will be available for collection from the locations around the Gold Coast.

Residents can collect 3 free trees* per household. If you will be collecting trees for more than one property, you will need to provide a current rates notice for each property.

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

*Subject to availability. Free Trees runs from 8am to 2pm. Truck will leave if all plants are given away.

January 2024 – Cancelled

February 2024

Date Location
1 February Coomera Indoor Sports Centre
35 Beattie Road, Coomera
8 February Pimpama Sports Hub
139 Rifle Range Road, Pimpama
15 February Parklake Park
Greenway Boulevard, Maudsland
22 February Robina Common
Ron Penhaligon Way, Robina
29 February Pizzey Park opposite aquatic centre (near netball/rugby club)
Sonia Street, Mermaid Waters

March 2024

Date Location
7 March Firth Park
Mudgeeraba Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba
14 March Damian Leeding Memorial Park
Watersport Lane, Oxenford
21 March Runaway Bay Sports Complex
Sports Drive, Runaway Bay
28 March Reedy Creek Waste & Recycling Centre
61 Hutchinson Street, Burleigh Heads

April 2024

Date Location
4 April Robina Common
Ron Penhaligon Way, Robina
11 April Ormeau Community Centre
3 Cuthbert Drive, Ormeau
18 April Coomera Indoor Sports Centre
35 Beattie Road, Coomera

May 2024

Date Location
2 May Firth Park Mudgeeraba
Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba
9 May Runaway Sports Complex
Sports Drive, Runaway Bay
16 May Parklake Park
Greenway Boulevard, Maudsland
23 May Reedy Creek Waste & Recycling Centre
61 Hutchinson Street, Burleigh Heads
30 May Pimpama Sports Hub
139 Rifle Range Road, Pimpama

June 2024

Date Location
6 June Tugun Park near the Community Centre
414 Coolangatta Road, Tugun
13 June Damian Leeding Memorial Park
Watersport Lane, Oxenford
20 June Ormeau Community Centre
3 Cuthbert Drive, Ormeau
27 June Tugun Park near the Community Centre
414 Coolangatta Road, Tugun

July 2024

Date Location
4 July Reedy Creek Waste & Recycling Centre
61 Hutchinson Street, Burleigh Heads

Body corporates

Body corporates or unit complex managers are eligible to request 10 free trees per complex per year. All requests must be on letterhead, accompanied with details of 5 ratepayers from the unit complex and emailed to FTPapplications@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Trees can be collected on every Wednesday from 7.30am to 2pm between January and June 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, signed by the Principal and emailed to FTPapplications@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.