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How much does Garden Clearance cost?

Average Price
$47 - $110 per hour

What is the price of Garden Clearance?

Looking to start fresh with your garden? Read our handy guide to find out how much your garden clearance team will charge for their services.

What can a Garden Clearance expert do for your garden?

Our homes require a lot of upkeep to make sure they look neat and tidy, and our outdoor spaces are no exception. Gardens can soon become overgrown with grass and weeds. You might even have some junk lying around too. Such gardens are unsightly for your neighbours, and can even reduce the value of your property. 

Though if you lack the time, ability or know-how, you might not be able to tackle an overgrown garden yourself. Plus, unless the area gets cleared, you won’t be able to enjoy your outdoor space to its full potential with landscaping. That’s why it’s time to call in professional help in the form of garden clearance.

Garden clearance teams specialize in the removal of grass, weeds, shrubs, hedges, trees, and more. They’ll use a combination of heavy-duty tools and expert knowledge to remove all of the debris from the land. Your garden will be left tidy ready for use or garden landscaping, depending on your requirements. All of the waste they clear will also be removed and disposed of responsibly, saving you any extra work. 

How much does Garden clearance cost? 

The cost of garden clearance ranges between $47 and $110 per hour across Australia, depending on the complexity of the job.

On a basic level, garden clearance involves scaling back overgrown grass, weeds, and shrubbery. Plus, trimming back any hedging, restoring a neat and tidy appearance to the land. 

Average cost of Garden Clearance
Average cost (per hour)$55
Minimum cost (per hour)$47
Maximum cost (per hour)$110

More complex jobs may require waste removal which can be completed for an extra cost, depending on whether the debris is hazardous or not. If your items are unable to be cleared by a garden clearance team, then you may need to pay for specialist removal before the work can begin. 

What changes the price of Garden Clearance? 

The cost of garden clearance varies depending on several factors, including: 

  • Garden condition

  • Debris type

  • Garden size

  • Waste removal

  • Time

  • Location

Garden condition

No two gardens are the same, which is why your contractor will provide a quote once they’ve seen what they are working with. There’s a huge difference between gardens that haven’t been maintained for a few months versus a few decades. So, you should expect to pay more if the condition is particularly bad. 

Average cost of Garden Clearance based on the condition of the garden
Type of garden clearanceHighest average price Lowest average price
Regular clearance$550$320
Complex clearance$2,500$1,000

On average, garden clearance will cost between $320 and $550 per job. But if the job is much more labour intensive and requires the removal of large or bulky items, it could cost $600 or more to get it cleared. 

Larger jobs will also require more people. That’s why it’s essential to get a quote based on the individual job.

Debris type

Some types of debris are more difficult to clear than others. In particular, trees and hedges require a lot of physical labour to remove, including those pesky tree roots. Some people also want to clear old buildings or garden furniture. So, such jobs will take a bit more time and labour to get through. 

Garden size

No two gardens are the same size. Some will have small plots outside their Sydney home, and others may have vast land outside their property in Perth. So as you might expect, the larger the garden the more expensive the job will be. 

Waste removal

Once your land has been cleared, everything that has been removed will need to be disposed of. Depending on your contractor, they may include the price of waste removal as part of your quote, which will probably work out cheaper too. 

Another option is to hire a skip bin, which can cost in the region of $200 to $600 depending on the size. Unless you are also having a home clearout (or are clearing an extremely large plot of land), a skip bin may be more expensive. So be sure to compare both options before you book, if you are looking to save money. 


Garden clearance can be priced as an hourly job or a fixed fee, depending on how long the contractors estimate it will take. 


More experienced contractors will typically charge more for their services. The company should have plenty of before and after shots on their website to prove their experience, and help you make an informed decision as a customer. 


Your location plays a part in the cost of any service you wish to hire, including garden clearance. 

While each company is free to set their own rates based on the individual job, there are some fluctuations in the price of garden clearance depending on where you reside. 

Typically, contractors in Perth will charge $385 for garden clearance per job, increasing to $550 in Sydney. The national average is around $400 in Australia.  

Keep in mind the true cost also depends on the number of contractors required for the job. 

Average cost of Garden Clearance based on the location
LocationAverage garden clearance cost (per job)

Is it worth getting Garden Clearance?

Your beautiful new garden can’t take shape unless the land has been cleared. This is easier said than done, especially as it can be extremely laborious work. Hiring a professional garden maintenance team is always the better option, as they have the tools and experience to get the job done quickly and efficiently. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your new garden! 

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