Free Trees for Ratepayers Program

Gympie Regional Council’s Free Trees for Ratepayers program forms part of council’s Environment Strategy addressing the key response area of ‘Natural ecosystems are conserved and enhanced and our built environment embraces biodiversity, sustainability and heritage’.

The program supports the Gympie community’s ability to contribute to our regional environment strategy via the provision of two (2) free tube stock native trees/plants to each ratepayer/landowner per rate notice.

  • Planting native plants of various types and forms in your garden, backyard or property will help you to provide habitat for native fauna and enhance the scenic amenity and value of our land and our region.
  • Local native plant species will be better adapted to local soils and environmental conditions, such as weather, and will provide suitable habitat and food for local fauna.
  • ‘Tube stock’ (40/50mm pot size) plants have a greater success of survival and adaption to their planted situation, if cared for well during the initial support period.
  • Plants must be planted on private property and are not intended for planting on Council or other government land – consider Council’s Environmental/Community Grants Program for such opportunities.

Your free plants can be selected from a list of Council’s Priority Plant Species OR other native species as available from one our local specialist community suppliers.

Local Specialist Community Suppliers

How to claim your free trees/plants

  1. Go to your chosen Local Specialist Supplier
  2. Select 2 suitable native ground cover, shrub, tree or climber tube stock for your property
  3. Quote your unique rates “Assessment Number”, found on your rates notice as shown below.
Blank rates notice


Links to information on plant selection, planting and care of your new native plants


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