Forest Practices Code - Tasmania

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this code if you are undertaking forestry operations either on public or private land within Tasmania.

This code sets out the standards designed to protect natural and cultural values on land that is subject to forest operations. It applies to the establishment and growing of trees and to the harvesting of timber in native forests and plantations, on both private property and Crown land.

It also includes provisions for the protection of soils, water, flora, fauna, cultural heritage, visual amenity and significant landforms.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

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Administering agency

Department of State Growth
Transport, Regulatory and Customer Services

Act(s) name

Forest Practices Act 1985 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Forest Practices Regulations 2017 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Forest Practices Authority
Department of State Growth
Transport, Regulatory and Customer Services

Operating address:
30 Patrick Street
Tasmania 7000


03 6165 4090


03 6233 7954

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