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 from Thursday 21 December 2023 until Saturday 6 January 2024.

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.

Fay Carr Park - 1 Joy Chambers Court, Ripley Saturday 5 August 2023 8.00 am – 11.00 am
Sandra Nolan Park - 4-36 Cedar Road, Redbank Plains (Greening your Suburb planting)Saturday 12 August 20238.00 am – 11.00 am
Riverview and District Community Centre - 138 Old Ipswich Road, RiverviewSaturday 19 August 20238.00 am – 11.00 am
Mains Street, Marburg (Greening your Suburb planting)Saturday 2 September 2023 8.00 am - 11.00 am
Goupong Park - 2A Collingwood Drive, Collingwood ParkSaturday 16 September 20238.00 am - 11.00 am
Johnston Park - 61 John Street, RosewoodSaturday 7 October 2023 8.00 am - 11.00 am
Langley Park - 4 Langley Park, CamiraSaturday 14 October 2023 8.00 am - 11.00 am
Tulmur Place - Nicholas Street Precinct, Ipswich (Sustainable Inspiration Day event)Saturday 21 October 2023 8.00 am - 11.00 am
Ripley Providence Centre – 6 Amity Way, South RipleySaturday 4 November 2023 8.00 am - 11.00 am
Redbank Plains Recreational Reserve - Cnr Cedar Road & Moreton Avenue, Redbank PlainsSaturday 18 November 2023 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.