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

Issue of free plants will be for the 20/21 financial year.  No backdating will take place. Additional plants can be purchased, please note that EFTPOS is the only method of payment accepted at council nurseries

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
  • 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 Goleby 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

Anzac Day 25 April 2020
Christmas Day 25 December 2020
Boxing Day 26 December 2020
New Year's Day 1 January 2021

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

Council's mobile nursery service will recommence from 8 August 2020. See below for a list of locations, dates and times. Please bring appropriate documentation as listed above.

Ripley Providence Centre - 6 Amity Way, South Ripley Saturday 8 August 8.00 – 11.00 am 1
Brassall Shopping Centre carpark - 68 Hunter Street, Brassall Saturday 22 August 8.00 – 11.00 am 4
Camira Community Centre - 389 Old Logan Road, Camira Saturday 12 September 8.00 – 11.00 am 2
Karalee Shopping Centre Car Park - 39/52 Junction Road, Chuwar Saturday 26 September 8.00 – 11.00 am 4
Cameron Park - 95A Brisbane Road, Booval
NOTE: mobile will be at the Glebe Road end of the park
Saturday 3 October 8.00 – 11.00 am 3
Evan Marginson Park - Woogaroo Street, Goodna
NOTE: Near playground/picnic area
Saturday 17 October 8.00 – 11.00 am 2
Jack Barkley Park - 33 Gledson Street, North Booval Saturday 24 October 8.00 – 11.00 am 3
Winston Glades Shopping Centre carpark - 259 Ash Street, Flinders View Saturday 7 November 8.00 – 11.00 am 1
Yamanto Shopping Centre carpark - 512 Warwick Road, Yamanto Saturday 14 November 8.00 – 11.00 am 4
Riverview Community Centre - 138 Old Ipswich Road, Riverview Saturday 28 November 8.00 – 11.00 am 3


  • Due to the limited number of plants able to be transported, residents will only be supplied with a maximum six plants unless previous arrangements have been made with nursery staff.