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 2023/2024. 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

The Queens Park Nursery will be closed on Saturday 29 March and Thursday 25 April.

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.

Grande Park - 40 Grande Avenue Springfield LakesSaturday 20 April 20248.00 am - 11.00 am
Yamanto Central Shopping Centre - 488 Warwick Road YamantoSaturday 4 May 20248.00 am - 11.00 am
Cameron Park - Glebe Road SilkstoneSaturday 18 May 2024 8.00 am - 11.00 am
Ripley Providence Centre - 6 Amity Way South RipleySaturday 25 May 2024 8.00 am - 11.00 am
Noble Park - Wheeler Street, Gailes (Greening Suburb Event)Saturday 8 June 20248.00 am - 11.00 am
Orion Central Shopping Centre - 1 Main Street, Springfield Central Saturday 3 August 2024 8.00 am - 11.00 am
Burrawang Street Park - 31 Burrawang Street, Redbank Plains (Greening Suburb Event)Saturday 17 August 20248.00 am - 11.00 am
4 Main Street Marburg (Greening Suburb event} Saturday 7 September 20248.00 am - 11.00 am
Cameron's Park - 95A Brisbane Rd, Booval Saturday 21 September 2024 8.00 am - 11.00 am
Ripley Providence Centre – 6 Amity Way, South Ripley Saturday 5 October 2024 8.00 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.