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Accepted development vegetation clearing codes

Step 2 – Choose the right code

Once you have your property report, scan the list below for a code that matches your clearing purpose. Click on the code title to show details and download the code.

Make sure you read the code carefully and understand all the requirements. You should also read the General guide to the vegetation clearing codes (PDF, 1.7MB) and any guide specific to the code you plan to use. You can also view some short videos at the bottom of the page.


Note: Clearing Category X vegetation on freehold, Indigenous and leasehold land is exempt clearing work under Queensland vegetation management legislation and you don’t need to use one of the following codes to clear this land. However, before going ahead with your clearing, check with your local government for any planning requirements. Other local, state and federal government laws might also apply.

Download your code

Video resources

Measuring tree density

This video guides you through the process for estimating the density of mature and immature trees in the area to be cleared.

Duration 5:41

Identifying habitat trees

Before starting to clear, you’ll need to identify any habitat trees in the area. This video explains the requirements for habitat trees.

Duration 1:51

In this guide:

  1. Step 1 – Request a property report and vegetation maps
  2. Step 2 – Choose the right code
  3. Step 3 – Secure exchange areas for vegetation clearing
  4. Step 4 – Notify us before clearing
  5. Step 5 – Code compliance and recordkeeping

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