Please present one of the following for issue of plants:

  • Current Rates Notice
  • Copy of landlord’s rates notice (private renters)
  • Department of Public Works and Housing rental statement
  • Defence Housing authorised brochure
  • Driver’s Licence or Senior’s Card with current residential address

Free plants can be collected at either the Queens Park Nursery or at one of the Mobile Nurseries occuring throughout the year.

Issue of free plants will be for 2022/2023. Eftpos is the only method of payment at the Queens Park Nursery.

Ipswich City Council provides a Free Plant Program each financial year to assist residents in developing a greener and more beautiful Ipswich.

As an Ipswich resident you are entitled to free plants every financial year under the program and council endeavours to give away 120,000 plants per annum.

Plants species are chosen to suit local climate and soil conditions and are proudly propagated and grown in Ipswich City Council's production nursery.

General Free Plant Entitlements

Type of resident/property/partner Maximum number
of plants
Residential/renters (including duplex/dual occupancy)  6 plants
Riparian allotments (on a river)  15 plants
Acreage (0.4ha - 4ha, 1 acre - 10 acres or 4000m² - 40,000m²)  15 plants
Homeowner (ratepayer) of newly built homes (under 12 months old) 25 plants
Peri-urban (4ha - 20ha, 10 acres - 50 acres or 40,000m² - 200,000m²)  30 plants
Habitat Gardens Partner 20 native plants


  • Please do not complete the application form as this is not required
  • The above plant entitlements are available upon presentation of proof of residency in Ipswich
  • Please see the Required Documents section below for the documents that must be provided
  • Owner occupiers of newly built homes (under 12 months old) are entitled to a one-off allocation of 25 plants in addition to their annual allocation
  • Habitat Gardens Partners are entitled to 20 native plants in addition to their original 6 eligible plants. An application for Habitat Gardens membership can be made online.
  • Further allocations are available for selected customer types upon submission of an application form where eligible.
  • Applications will only be accepted from eligible customers.

Please complete the form below and submit via email to or post to the address shown at the top of the form:

Required Documents

The following documents must be presented to receive the above plant entitlements:

Type of resident Documents to be presented
Homeowner (ratepayer) Current rates notice
Homeowners (ratepayer) of newly build homes
(under 12 months old)
Current rates notice and certificate of occupancy or Form 21
(obtained through your builder)
Private renter Your landlords current rates notice
Defence housing home occupant Defence housing rental book or letter from Defence Housing Australia authority
(giving authorisation for resident to collect plants)
Department of Housing and Public Works home occupant Rental statement from the Department of Housing and Public Works
Habitat Gardens Partner Current rates notice and your Habitat Gardens welcome letter


  • A copy of a current rates notice is acceptable
  • If a current rates notice is unable to be presented, a driver licence or senior card showing current residential address will be accepted

Council Nurseries

Queens Park Nursery Opening Hours
Address Merle Finmore Avenue, Ipswich
Wednesday and Thursday 7.30 am to 12.00 pm and 12.30 pm to 3.00 pm
Saturday 8.00 am to 12.00 pm
Public holiday closures

Easter Saturday – 8 April 2023

Note: other Christmas holiday closure days will be listed closer to the time.

Purchasing Nursery Plants

Ipswich residents are also able to purchase plants from the Queens Park Nursery provided proof of current residential location is confirmed at the time of purchase (e.g. driver licence). Customers not resident in the City of Ipswich cannot purchase plants from council nurseries. Please note that EFTPOS is the only method of payment accepted at council nurseries.

Mobile Nursery

See below for a list of locations, dates and times. Please bring appropriate documentation as listed above.

Johnstone Park - 61 John Street Rosewood Saturday 4 February 2023 8.00 am – 11.00 am
Karalee Shopping Centre Carpark- 39/52 Junction Road, Chuwar Saturday 11 February 20238.00 am – 11.00 am
Evan Marginson Park - Woogaroo Street, Goodna (Near playground picnic area)Saturday 25 February 20238.00 am – 11.00 am
Goupong Park - 2A Collingwood Drive Collingwood Park Saturday 11 March 2023 8.00 am - 11.00 am
Alfred Seymour Park- Foxton Street, Bundamba - Greening your Suburb Event Saturday 18 March 20238.00 am - 11.00 am
Nev Smith Drive, Springfield - outside Woodcrest State School - Greening your Suburb event Saturday 15 April 2023 8.00 am - 11.00 am
Brassall Shopping Centre car park - 68 Hunter Street, Brassall Saturday 22 April 2023 8.00 am - 11.00 am
Cameron's Park - Glebe Road, Silkstone Saturday 6 May 2023 8.00 am - 11.00 am
Yamanto Central Shopping Centre - 488 Warwick Road, Yamanto Saturday 20 May 2023 8.00 am - 11.00 am
Grande Park - 40 Grande Park Avenue, Springfield Lakes Saturday 27 May 2023 8.00 am - 11.00 am
Community Environmental Day-Hardings Paddock, PurgaSaturday 10 June 20238.00 am - 11.00 am


  • Due to the limited number of plants able to be transported at mobile nurseries, residents will only be supplied with a maximum six plants.