Free mobile nursery service to resume

Ipswich City Council’s mobile nursery service will recommence from Saturday, 8 August 2020.

The mobile nursery service is part of the Free Plant Program that resumed on 1 July after it was paused amid COVID-19 restrictions.

In compliance with COVID-19 Stage 3 restrictions, physical distancing will be observed and staff will provide additional cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces.

General homeowners and renters are entitled to six free plants each financial year under council’s Free Plant Program.

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

The first location the mobile nursery will visit is the Ripley Providence Centre at 6 Amity Way, South Ripley on Saturday, 8 August from 8am until 11am.

See the full list of locations and dates here.

Issue of free plants will be for the 20/21 financial year.  No backdating will take place.

Council gives away up to 120,000 plants each year, with plant species grown at council’s nursery to suit local climate and soil conditions.

For more information on how you can claim your free yearly allocation of plants, visit

Opening hours at Queens Park Nursery, Goleby Avenue, Ipswich:

  • Wednesday and Thursday 7.30am to 12pm and 12.30pm to 3pm
  • Saturday 8am to 12pm


How to collect your free 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


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