10/50 Fire Hazard and Council Tree Management Information

10/50 Vegetation Clearing

The NSW Rural Fire Service introduced the 10/50 vegetation clearing to assist land owners to better prepare for bush fires.

The scheme allows people in a designated area to:

  • Clear trees on their property within 10 metres of a home, without seeking approval; and
  • Clear underlying vegetation such as shrubs (but not trees) on their property within 50 metres of a home, without seeking approval.

Please note that the 10/50 areas do change at times so its best to always reconfirm if you are in the 10/50 area the day the tree work is expected to commence.