Clearing Vegetation

Please note the law governing the clearing of vegetation changed in August 2017 and this fact sheet is out of date. It will be updated shortly.

This fact sheet describes the regulatory framework governing the clearing of vegetation in NSW in rural areas and how these laws interact with other environmental laws, including those protecting threatened species and native animals and plants. It identifies opportunities for public comment on proposed clearing and details how unauthorised clearing can be enforced.

The fact sheet will be useful for landholders who wish to clear land in rural areas and anyone concerned about land clearing activity.

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Trees (including tree disputes), Forestry, Native Animals and Plants, Threatened Species and Ecological Communities