Significant trees

Significant trees

Nominations now open

The City of Hobart is now calling for nominations for additions to the Significant Tree Register.

Anyone can make a nomination for trees on public or private property. Nominations are assessed according to trees' aesthetic significance, outstanding size, age, links to historic events or people, landmark significance, rarity or ecological value.

The categories of significance(PDF, 68KB) detail the reasons a tree may be listed as significant. For further details about the nomination process please view the information sheet(PDF, 70KB).

If you are interested in nominating a tree, please check first that it is not already listed on the Significant Tree Register(PDF, 73MB). To easily find the locations of the trees on the Significant Tree Register, use our interactive map.

You may nominate individual trees, groups of trees or hedges. Please use a separate form for each unrelated nomination.

To make a nomination, please complete the online nomination form:

Online form

Alternatively, you can print the paper form(PDF, 64KB) and return it addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Hobart, GPO Box 503 Hobart 7001 or by email to

Nominations close on 8 November 2021.

About the register

The Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 includes a Significant Tree Code. This code is the result of many years spent identifying significant trees within our community, and listing them within a Significant Tree Register. It was done to recognise the use, character and value that garden and street trees contribute to the urban environment.

The list initially mostly comprised of trees that had been included on the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania) Significant Tree Register. Since then additional trees have been added to the list based on nominations from members of the public.

If you have a question about tree or vegetation removal on private property please contact our Development Appraisal unit by phone on 03 6238 2711 or email

The Significant Tree Register includes photographs of the trees, a location map and a description of their significance.

Significant Tree Register(PDF, 73MB)

To easily find the locations of the trees on the Significant Tree Register, use our interactive map.

Interactive map