FREE Native Plants

FREE Native Plants



Since being your Councillor I’ve planted hundreds of trees across our inner northern suburbs.

We’ve big plans to create the largest new public park in 50 years right here in Central Ward at Victoria Park  – taking its current 10% tree coverage to a massive 60%.

We’ve also just revealed that a new multi-use parkland precinct for the Inner South is being planned on the banks of the Brisbane River as part of our Council’s commitment to the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  

Creating the parks of tomorrow is what we do, but I need your help to contribute to our inner urban environment. 


Lord Mayor Schrinner’s FREE Native Plants program offers a range of plants to enable the community to cultivate a greener and more sustainable Brisbane.

The native species provided through the program will help grow our city’s urban forest and support wildlife.

The Free Native Plants program is open to residents and entities within the Brisbane Local Government area, including:

  • residential ratepayers
  • residential tenants
  • residential body corporates
  • schools
  • registered community groups
  • clubs on Council-leased land
  • official citizenship ceremonies.

List of plant species on offer

Council offers a range of native plants that suit Brisbane soils and our subtropical climate. All of these plants provide food and shelter for wildlife. You can choose from a variety of plants including groundcovers, tufting plants, climbers, small and medium shrubs and feature trees with many species being available all year round.

While Council endeavours to supply the variety of plant species on offer throughout the year, due to seasonal availability this is not always possible.  If a species is not available at the time of request, it will be substituted with a similar plant type and size available through the Free Native Plants program.

View the plant list on offer or watch the planting video on how to correctly plant your free native plants

Residential properties

Brisbane residential ratepayers, residential tenants, public housing and Defence Housing residents can claim two free native plants each financial year (July to June).

A residential property includes:

  • a stand-alone house (i.e. dwelling house – see Brisbane City Plan)
  • a unit in a duplex or dual occupancy
  • a unit in a townhouse complex or residential apartment building (excluding hotels or motels).

Owners of unit or townhouse properties must apply through their body corporate.

Participating nurseries

Check the list of participating nurseries.


Complete your details below (including your postal address) to order your vouchers

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NB – When claiming free plants on behalf of their property owner, residential tenants renting a free-standing house must provide written approval from the property owner or property manager. The approval must include:

  • the owner’s name/s
  • full property address
  • rate account number
  • signed authorisation for the current financial year.

Residential tenants must ensure they remain in compliance with their general tenancy agreement.

If the tenant is renting a unit or townhouse, their property owner or property manager must make the application via the body corporate.