City of Monash Vpo

Tree removal or tree works within the Vegetation Protection Overlay (VPO)

A planning permit ( is required to remove or destroy any vegetation that:

  • Hasa trunk circumference greater than 500mm (160mm diameter) at 1200mm above ground level, and
  • Is higher than 10 metres

It is the responsibility of the land owner to ensure that either a Planning Permit is applied for, or that the exemptions from the requirement to obtain a Planning Permit are satisfied.

For a visual representation of the Vegetation Protection Overlay (VPO) in this region, please see the City of MonashI Interactive Maps(

For vegetation assessment advice and a map of the VPO, please see: