Report it: Tree maintenance

Use this form to request maintenance of any Council tree in the Brisbane City Council area. Council does not maintain trees on private property and is unable to assist with trees interfering with powerlines or telephone/TV lines.

  • To report an urgent or public safety issue, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

  • To report a tree that has fallen on, or caused damage to, a powerline, please contact Energex on 13 19 62

  • To report a tree that has fallen on or caused damage to a telephone or TV line, please contact the telecommunication provider.

All questions in this form are mandatory unless otherwise advised.

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Contact Energex

Energex is responsible for trimming trees around power lines.

To report vegetation growing into or touching the powerlines, contact Energex via their website or by calling 13 12 53. If the tree has fallen on the powerlines or is causing the powerline to bow or strain, please call Energex immediately on 13 19 62.


Contact provider

Tree trimming around telephone and cable TV lines is at the discretion of the relevant provider. Contact the appropriate provider to report this issue.

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Trees on private property

Damage or issues caused to private property by privately owned trees is a civil matter.

The Queensland Government provides advice on resolving civil tree disputes.

Please note: Trees on private property may be protected by vegetation protection laws. Trimming or removal of trees may require an application to carry out the work.


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23 February 2022