Trees and powerlines

List of trees that can be planted near powerlines

The Electricity (Principles of Vegetation Clearance) Regulations 2010 set limitations on the types of vegetation that can be planted near powerlines.

The limitations to planting near powerlines only apply within certain distances to the centreline of the powerlines. These distances depend on the voltage of the powerlines. See Planting trees near powerlines.

Species with a mature height of less than two metres such as flowers, vegetables, cereal crops, small bushes and shrubs are exempt from clearance requirements and can be planted near powerlines.

List 1 – permitted trees with mature height of 3 metres or less

Botanical name Common name
Abelia species  
Abutilon species  
Acacia acinacea Gold Dust Wattle
Acacia anceps  
Acacia brachybotrya Grey Mulga
Acacia cardiophylla Wyalong Wattle
Acacia drummundii Drummond Wattle
Acacia glaucoptera Flat Wattle
Acacia glandulicarpa Hairy Pod Wattle
Acacia microcarpa Manna Wattle
Acacia myrtifolia Myrtle Wattle
Acacia rotundifolia Round Leaf Wattle
Acacia sclerophylla Hard-leaf Wattle
Acokanthera oblongifolia  
Actinostrobus pyramidalis Swan River Cypress
Allocasuarina muelleriana  
Allocasuarina nana Stunted Sheoak
Alyogyne species Desert Rose
Alyxia buxifolia Sea Box
Amelanchier sanguinea  
Anigozanthos species Kangaroo Paw
Arundinaria (cultivars) (except those in List 2) Ornamental Bamboos
Atriplex species Saltbush
Banksia caleyi Caley's Banksia
Banksia dryandroides Dryandra-leaved Banksia
Banksia hookeriana Hooker's Banksia
Banksia nutans Nodding Banksia
Banksia ornata Desert Banksia
Banksia sphaerocarpa Round-fruited Banksia
Beaufortia sparsa Swamp Bottlebrush
Boronia species (except B. muelleri)  
Buxus sempervirens (cultivars)  
Callistemon species (except those in List 2 and C. salignus) Bottlebrush
Calothamnus species Netbush
Calytrix species eg Snow Myrtle, Fringe Myrtle
Camellia sasanqua  
Carissa bispinosa  
Carissa grandiflora Natal Plum
Cephalotaxus harringtonia Japanese Plum-Yew
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii'  
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Olbrichi'  
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Pottenii'  
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Tamariscifolia'  
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Aurea' (and other dwarf cultivars)  
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera' (and other dwarf cultivars)  
Chamaerops humilis Mediterranean Palm
Chamelaucium species Esperance Wax
Citriobatus pauciflorus  
Citrus limon 'Variegata' Variegated Lemon
Colletia paradoxa  
Coprosma repens Mirror Bush
Cordyline stricta Erect Palm-Lily
Cotoneaster frigidus Himalayan Cotoneaster
Cortaderia rudiuscula N.Z. Pink Pampass-Grass
Cycas revoluta Sago-Plum
Cyperus papyrus Papyrus
Cyphomandra betacea Tree Tomato
Cytisus species (except those in List 2 and C. scoparius)  
Dahlia imperialis  
Datura cornigera (Brugmansia knightii)  
Datura sanguinea  
Deutzia species  
Dodonaea species (except D. viscosa) Hop Bushes
Dombeya natalensis  
Dombeya tiliacea  
Doryanthes species Spear Lily
Dracaena umbraculifera  
Duboisia hopwoodii Pituri
Eremophila fraseri Turpentine Bush
Eremophila mackinlayi Desert Pride
Eremophila maculata Spotted Emu Bush
Erica species (except E. arborea) Heath
Eriostemon species Native Daphne, Waxflower
Erythrina acanthocarpa Tambookie Thorn Tree
Erythrina 'Blakei' Coral Tree
Erythrina hendersonii  
Escallonia 'C F Ball'  
Escallonia 'Edinburgh'  
Escallonia 'Fretheyi'  
Escallonia 'Iveyi'  
Escallonia x langleyensis  
Escallonia macrantha  
Escallonia 'Slieve Donard'  
Eucalyptus kruseana Bookleaf Mallee
Eucalyptus nutans Red-flowered Moort
Eucalyptus pachyphylla Thick—leaved Mallee
Eucalyptus preissiana Bell-fruited Mallee
Eucalyptus rhodantha Rose Mallee
Euonymus alata Cork Tree
Euonymus hamiltoniana var yedeonsis  
Euphorbia species (except E. candelabra)  
Fortunella species Cumquat
Geijera linearifolia Sheep Bush
Genista species (except G. aethnensis, G. virgata and G. monspessulanus)  
Goodia lotifolia Golden Tip
Gordonia axillaris  
Gossypium barbadense Sea Island Cotton
Grevillea species (except those in List 2 and G. robusta, G. hilliana and G. striata)  
Hakea francisiana Bottlebrush Hakea
Hakea leucoptera Needle Bush
Hakea muelleriana Muller's Hakea
Hakea nodosa Yellow Hakea
Hakea orthorrhyncha  
Hakea sericea Silky Hakea
Hakea sulcata Furrowed Hakea
Hakea undulata Wavy-leaved Hakea
Hesperoyucca whipplei  
Hibbertia species Guinea Flower
Hibiscus species  
Hovea species  
Howittea trilocularis Native Hibiscus
Hydrangea species  
Ilex cornuta Chinese Holly
Ilex verticillata Black Alder
Illicium floridanum Purple Anise
Indigoferaspecies  
Jasminum fruticans  
Jasminum multiflorum Hairy Jasmine
Juniperus communis 'Hibernica' Irish Juniper
Juniperus sabina Savin Juniper
J. x media (hybrids)  
Kalmia latifolia Calico Bush
Kerria japonica  
Kolkwitzia amabilis Beauty Bush
Kunzea species (except K. ambigua)  
Lantana camara 'cultivars' (except Common Lantana)  
Lavatera species  
Leptospermum nitidum 'Copper Sheen'  
Leptospermum rotundifolium  
Leptospermum scoparium (dwarf varieties)  
Leptospermum sericeum Silver Tea Tree
Leptospermum squarrosum Pink Tea Tree
Leucadendron salignum  
Ligustrum delavayanum  
Ligustrum amurense Amur Privet
Ligustrum japonicum var. rotundifolium  
Ligastrum ovalifolium 'Aureum' Golden Hedge Privet
Ligustrum undulatum New Guinea Privet
Ligustrum vulgare European Privet
Linospadix monostachus Walking-stick Palm
Lonicera species Honeysuckle
Macrozamia species eg Pineapple Palm
Magnolia stellata Star Magnolia
Maireana species (Syn. Kochia) eg Blue Bush
Malus 'Echtermeyer'  
Malus 'Gorgeous'  
Malus sargentii  
Malvaviscus arboreus  
Melaleuca coccinea Goldfield's Bottlebrush
Melaleuca brevifolia White-flowered Paperbark
Melaleuca decussata  
Melaleuca elachophylla  
Melaleuca elliptica Granite Honey Myrtle
Melaleuca fulgens Scarlet Honey Myrtle
Melaleuca gibbosa  
Melaleuca hamulosa  
Melaleuca hypericifolia Hillock Honey Myrtle
Melaleuca incana Grey Honey Myrtle
Melaleuca lateritia Robin Redbreast Bush
Melaleuca megacephala  
Melaleuca micromera  
Melaleuca microphylla  
Melaleuca nematophylla Wiry Honey Myrtle
Melaleuca oraria White-flowered Paperbark
Melaleuca pentagona  
Melaleuca pulchella Claw Flower
Melaleuca quadrifaria Limestone Honey Myrtle
Melaleuca radula  
Melaleuca scabra Rough Honey Myrtle
Melaleuca spathulata  
Melaleuca squamea Swamp Honey Myrtle
Melaleuca steedmanii Steedman's Honey Myrtle
Melaleuca thymifolia Thyme Honey Myrtle
Melaleuca trichophylla  
Melaleuca uncinata Broombush Honey Myrtle
Melaleuca wilsonii Wilson's Honey Myrtle
Michelia figo Port Wine Magnolia
Mirbelia species  
Miscanthus sinensis  
Montanoa species eg Mexican Tree Daisy
Murraya paniculata  
Myoporum floribundum  
Nolina recurvata  
Olearia species Daisy Bush
Osmanthus aurantiacus  
Osmanthus 'Fortunei'  
Osmanthus heterophyllus (varieties except 'Ilicifolius')  
Philadelphus species  
Phormium tenax N.Z. Flax
Photinia glabra 'Rubens' Red-leaf Photinia
Photinia 'Robusta'  
Picea glauca var. albertiana 'Conica'  
Pimelea species Rice Flower
Plumbago auriculata  
Podocarpus lawrencei Mountain Plum Pine
Polygala species  
Prostanthera species Mint Bush
Protea species  
Prunus avium 'Pendula' Weeping Gean
Prunus glandulosa 'Alboplena' Bush Cherry
Prunus japonica Chinese Cherry
Prunus spinosa 'Purpurea' Purple-leaf Blackthorn
Prunus tenella var. gesslerana Dwarf Russian Almond
Prunus triloba 'Plena'  
Psidium littorale Strawberry Guava
Psoralea pinnata  
Pyracantha angustifolia Orange Firethorn
Pyracantha coccinea  
Pyracantha crenulata Nepal Firethorn
Pyracantha fortuneana  
Pyracantha rogersiana  
Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata'  
Rhaphiolepsis umbellata  
Rhaphiolepsis x delacourii  
Ribes species Currant
Robinia kelseyi  
Senna species (except S. brewsteri) eg Desert Cassia
Sparmannia species  
Taxus baccata 'cultivars' (except Common Yew)  
Telopea mongaensis  
Telopea speciosissima  
Templetonia retusa  
Thryptomene species  
Viburnum tinus Laurestinus
Xylomelum angustifolium Sandplain Woody Pear
Yucca species Yucca

List 2 – permitted trees with mature height of between 3 and 6 metres

Botanical name Common name
Acacia acuminata Raspberry Jam Wattle
Acacia aneura Mulga
Acacia argyrophylla Golden Grey Mulga
Acacia calamifolia Wallowa Wattle
Acacia cultriformis Knife Leaf Wattle
Acacia cyclops Western Coastal Wattle
Acacia dodonaeifolia Hop-leaved Wattle
Acacia gracilifolia  
Acacia hakeoides Hakea Leaved Wattle
Acacia iteaphylla Flinders Range Wattle
Acacia ligulata Umbrella Bush
Acacia longifolia Sallow Wattle
Acacia notabilis Notable Wattle
Acacia oswaldii Umbrella Wattle
Acacia pycnantha Golden Wattle
Acacia rigens Nealie
Acacia sophorae Coastal Wattle
Acacia spectabilis Mudgee Wattle
Acacia suaveolens Sweet Wattle
Acacia trineura Hindmash Wattle
Acacia verniciflua Varnished Wattle
Acacia vestita Hairy Wattle
Acacia victoriae Elegant Wattle
Acer buergerianum Trident Maple
Acer ginnala Amur Maple
Acer grosseri  
Acer japonicum Full-moon Maple
Acer palmatum Japanese Maple
Acer pennsylvanicum Striped Maple
Acer sieboldianum  
Alberta magna  
Aleurites fordii Tung-oil Tree
Allocasuarina paludosa Scrub Sheoak
Aloysia triphylla Lemon-scented Verbena
Amelanchier andrachne  
Amelanchier asiatica  
Amelanchier laevis  
Angophora cordifolia (syn. A. hispida) Dwarf Apple-Myrtle
Annona species Custard Apple
Anopterus glandulosus Tasmanian Laurel
Arbutus unedo Strawberry Tree
Aristotelia serrata Makomako
Arundinaria hindsii Kanzan-Chiku
Arundinaria japonica Metake
Arundinaria linearis Narrow-leaf Bamboo
Arundo donax Danubian Reed
Aesculus pavia Red Buckeye
Azara lanceolata  
Azara microphylla Box-leaf Azara
Baccharis halimifolia  
Bambusa multiplex Hedge Bamboo
Banksia ashbyi Ashby's Banksia
Banksia baueri Possum Banksia
Banksia baxteri Birds-nest Banksia
Banksia brownii Brown's Banksia
Banksia burdettii Burdett's Banksia
Banksia collina Hill Banksia
Banksia media Golden Stalk
Banksia speciosa Showy Banksia
Bauhinia species eg Orchid Tree
Betula pendula 'Youngii' Weeping Birch
Boronia muelleri Tree Boronia
Brachyglottis repanda 'Purpurea'  
Brahea armata Blue Palm
Buddleja colvilei  
Buddleja davidii Butterfly Bush
Buddleja madagascariensis  
Butia capitata Wine Palm
Butia yatay  
Calliandra portoricensis  
Callistemon 'Burgundy'  
Callistemon citrinus Red Bottlebrush
Callistemon 'Harkness'  
Callistemon phoeniceus Fiery Bottlebrush
Callistemon polandii  
Callistemon rigidus Stiff-leaved Bottlebrush
Callistemon viminalis Weeping Bottlebrush
Callitris drummondii  
Callitris oblonga Tasmanian Cypress Pine
Callitris verrucosa Mallee Pine
Calpurnia aurea African Laburnum
Camellia species Camellias
Caryota mitis Fish Tail Palm
Ceanothus species Californian Lilac
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Allumii'  
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Darleyensis'  
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Fletcheri'  
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Lutea' Golden Lawson Cypress
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Stewartii'  
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Westermanii'  
Chamaecyparis obtusa (except dwarf cultivars)  
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Argentea'  
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Squarrosa'  
Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Glauca'  
Chamaecytisus proliferus False Tree Lucerne
Chamelaucium uncinatum Geraldton Wax
Chionanthus retusa  
Citharexylum fruticosum Florida Fiddlewood
Citrus aurantifolia Sweet Lime
Citrus limon Wild Lemon
Citrus medica Citron
Citrus reticulata Mandarin Orange
Cordyline terminalis Ti-Port
Cornus mas  
Corokia macrocarpa  
Corylus avellana European Hazelnut
Corymbia ficifolia 'Dwarf' 'Summertime' Grafted Red Flowering Gum
Cotinus obovatus  
Cotinus coggygria Smoke Tree
Cotoneaster 'Cornubia'  
Cotoneaster 'Watereri'  
Cotoneaster glaucophyllus (C. serotinus)  
Crataegus chrysocarpa  
Crataegus coccineoides Kansas Hawthorn
Crataegus crus-galli Cockspur Thorn
Crataegus durobrivensis  
Crataegus ellwangeriana  
Crataegus orientalis Silver Hawthorn
Crataegus phaenopyrum Washington Thorn
Crataegus pinnatifida var. major  
Crataegus prunifolia Plumleaf Hawthorn
Crataegus x grignonensis  
Crataegus x lavallei French Hawthorn
Crinodendron hookeranum Red Lantern Tree
Cupressus glabra 'Hodginsii'  
Cussonia spicata  
Cuttsia viburnea  
Cycas media Baveu
Cytisus battandieri  
Cytisus multiflorus  
Dais cotinifolia Pompon Tree
Datura arborea  
Datura suaveolens (Burgmansia) Angels Trumpet
Dicksonia antarctica Soft Tree-Fern
Dodonea viscosa Hop Bush
Dracaena species eg Dragon Tree
Dryandra formosa  
Duranta species Sky Flower
Elaeagnus species Russian Olive
Elaeodendron australe Scarlet Olive-Wood
Entelea arborescens Whau
Eremophila species Emu Bush
Erica arborea Tree Heath
Erythrina fusca  
Erythrina humeana Coral Tree
Erythrina parcellii Variegated Coral Tree
Erythrina phlebocarpa Veined-pod Coral Tree
Erythrina senegalensis  
Erythrina speciosa  
Erythrina x bidwillii  
Escallonia species  
Eucalyptus angulosa Ridge Fruited Mallee
Eucalyptus brachycalyx Gilja or Chindoo Mallee
Eucalyptus caesia 'Silver Princess'  
Eucalyptus calycogona 'Jubilee' Jubilee Gum
Eucalyptus cosmophylla Cup Gum
Eucalyptus crucis Southern Cross Mallee
Eucalyptus decipiens Limestone Marlock
Eucalyptus dielsii Cap-fruited Mallee
Eucalyptus dumosa White Mallee
Eucalyptus erythronema Lindsay Gum
Eucalyptus forrestiana Fuchsia Gum
Eucalyptus gillii Curly Mallee
Eucalyptus grossa Coarse-leaved Mallee
Eucalyptus kingsmillii Kingsmill Mallee
Eucalyptus lansdowneana Pt. Lincoln Gum & Crimson Mallee
Eucalyptus lansdowneana albopurpurea Port Lincoln Gum
Eucalyptus lansdowneana lansdowneana Crimson Mallee
Eucalyptus leucoxylon 'Magnet' 'Euky Dwarf'
Eucalyptus macrandra Longflowered Marlock
Eucalyptus macrocarpa Mottlecah
Eucalyptus orbifolia Round-leaved Mallee
Eucalyptus pauciflora 'Frosty' Edna Walling 'Little Snowman'
Eucalyptus pyriformis (not E.p.youngiana) Pear-fruited Mallee
Eucalyptus redunca Black Marlock
Eucalyptus rugosa Kingscote Mallee
Eucalyptus stoatei Scarlet Pear Gum
Eucalyptus tetragona Tallerack
Eucalyptus tetraptera Four-winged Mallee
Eucalyptus viridis Green Mallee
Eucalyptus websterana Webster's Mallee
Eucryphia glutinosa  
Eugenia aggregata Rio Grande Cherry
Eugenia uniflora Surinam Cherry
Euonymus fortunei Spindle Tree
Euonymus japonicus Evergreen Spindle Tree
Euonymus latifolia  
Euonymus pendula  
Eupomatia laurina Copper Laurel
Exochorda species Pearl Bush
Feijoa sellowiana Pineapple Guava
Fraxinus ornus Manna Ash
Fraxinus 'Raywood' on ornus root stock Dwarf Claret Ash
Fremontodendron californicum Flannel Bush
Garrya elliptica  
Gastrolobium bilobum Poison Pea
Geijera parviflora Wilga
Genista aethnensis Mt. Etna Broom
Grevillea nematophylla Silver Leaved Water Bush
Hakea species eg Oval-leaved Hakea
Hamamelis species eg Witch Hazel
Hebe diosmaefolia  
Hedycarya angustifolia Austral Mulberry
Hoheria lyallii Ribbonwood
Hovenia dulcis Japanese Raisin Tree
Howea belmoreana Curly Palm
Howea forsterana Kentia Palm
Ilex crenata Japanese Holly
Ilex paraguariensis Paraguay Tree
Ilex purpurea Java Holly
Illicium anisatum Japanese Staranise
Itea ilicifolia  
Jasminum mesnyi Primrose Jasmin
Jasminum nudiflorum Winter Jasmin
Juniperus chinensis 'Aurea' Golden Chinese Juniper
Juniperus communis var. suecica Swedish Juniper
Koelreuteria paniculata Golden Rain Tree
Kunzea ambigua White Kunzea
Laburnum species Grafted Laburnums
Lagerstoemia indica all varieties Crepe Myrtle
Lantana camara Common Lantana
Lawsonia inermis Henna
Leptospermum species Tea Tree
Leucadendron argenteum Silver Tree
Leucopogon parviflorus Coast Beard-Heath
Ligustrum japonicum Japanese Tree Privet
Ligustrum japonicum 'Variegatum'  
Ligustrum lucidum 'Tricolor'  
Ligustrum ovalifolium Californian Privet
Ligustrum sinense Chinese Privet
Livistona chinensis  
Lophomyrtus bullata Ramarama
Lophomyrtus obcordata  
Luculia grandifolia  
Magnolia liliiflora  
Magnolia salicifolia  
Magnolia sieboldii  
Magnolia x soulangeana (cultivars) Saucer Magnolia
Mahonia lomariifolia  
Malus 'Aldenhamensis'  
Malus 'John Downie'  
Malus 'Robert Nairn'  
Malus 'Veitch's Scarlet'  
Malus angustifolia  
Malus halliana 'Parkmanii'  
Malus ioensis 'Plena' Bechtel Crab
Malus sieboldii Toringo Crab
Malus x atrosanguinea Red Japanese Crab Apple
Maytenus boaria  
Melaleuca acuminata Mallee Honey Myrtle
Melaleuca alternifolia  
Melaleuca bracteata White Cloud Tree
Melaleuca diosmifolia  
Melaleuca ericifolia Swamp Paperbark
Melaleuca glomerata Inland Paperbark
Melaleuca halmaturorum Coastal Paperbark
Melaleuca huegelii  
Melaleuca preissiana  
Melaleuca nesophila Western Honey Myrtle
Meryta sinclairii  
Mespilus germanica Medlar
Microcitrus australasica Native Finger-Lime
Musa basjoo  
Myoporum acuminatum (syn.M.montanum) Water Bush
Myoporum insulare Boobialla
Myoporum laetum Ngaio
Myrsine australis Mapou
Myrtus species eg Common Myrtle
Neopanax arboreus Five-Fingers
Neopanax colensoi Orihou
Nerium oleander  
Ochlandra maculata Mottled Bamboo
Omalanthus populifolius Queensland Poplar
Osmanthus species  
Oxydendrum arboreum Sourwood
Parrotia persica Persian Witch Hazel
Photinia beauverdiana  
Photinia glabra  
Photinia villosa  
Phyllostachys castillonis  
Phyllostachys nigra Black Bamboo
Phyllostachys pubescens Noble Bamboo
Pisonia umbellifera 'Variegata'  
Pittosporum crassifolium  
Pittosporum eugeniodes 'Variegatum' Silver Tarata
Pittosporum phylliraeoides  
Pittosporum ralphii  
Pittosporum revolutum Brisbane Laurel
Pittosporum tobira Tobira
Plumeria rubra Frangipani
Polyscias balfouriana  
Polyscias guilfoylei Wild Coffee
Pomaderris species  
Poncirus trifoliata  
Populus x pseudo-grandidentata Weeping Large-tooth Aspen
Prostanthera lasianthos Victorian Christmas Bush
Prunus 'Elvins'  
Prunus amygdalus Almond
Prunus cerasus Kentish Cherry
Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra'  
Prunus ilicifolia Islay
Prunus incisa Fuji Cherry
Prunus lustianica Portugal Laurel
Prunus mume 'Alboplena' Flowering Apricot
Prunus mume 'Alphandii' Flowering Apricot
Prunus persica (cultivars) Peach
Prunus triloba Bush Almond
Prunus x blireiana Cherry-Plum
Pseudocydonia oblonga Quince
Pseudocydonia sinensis  
Psidium guajava Common Guava
Ptelea trifoliata Hop-Tree
Punica species Pomegranate
Pyracantha atalantioides Firethorn
Pyrus calleryana Chinese Pear
Pyrus salicifolia Silver Pear
Rhododendron species  
Robinia hillierii  
Robinia pseudoacacia 'Umbraculisera' Robinia Mop Top
Sambucus nigra European Elder
Santalum species  
Senna brewsteri  
Sesbania grandiflora Agati
Sorbus vilmorinii  
Spartium junceum Spanish Broom
Stenolobium stans (Tecoma)  
Stewartia sinensis  
Styrax japonica Snowbell
Tamarix species (except T. aphylla)  
Telopea species eg Tasmanian Waratah
Thevetia peruviana Lucky Nut
Thuja orientalis (cultivars)  
Thujopsis dolabrata 'Variegata'  
Tieghemopanax sambucifolius Elderberry Panax
Tristaniopsis laurina (Tristania laurina) Water Gum
Ulmus glabra 'Pendula' Weeping Scotch Elm
Virgilia divaricata  
Vitex agnus-castus Lilac Chaste Tree

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