Certification of a Forest Practices Plan - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this certification if you intend to undertake any forest practice on any land. A forest practice is considered to be any of the following:

  • harvesting and regenerating native forest
  • harvesting and / or establishing plantations
  • clearing forests for other purposes, including agriculture
  • clearing and converting threatened native vegetation communities
  • constructing roads and quarries for the above purposes
  • harvesting tree ferns.

A forest practices plan contains the following information:

  • specifications of forest practices to be carried out
  • plan for restocking the land with trees
  • if harvesting tree ferns, the name of harvester, the number of ferns and the period of time for harvesting
  • if clearing land: the identity, number and location of any threatened vegetation species and a removal plan
  • if harvesting timber, the name of the timber processor
  • the period that forest practices will be carried out.

Please note, you will be required to lodge a certificate of compliance with the Authority within 30 days of completing an operation as is prescribed within your Forest Practices Plan.

The certificate of compliance must be completed by an Authority officer and must be lodged by the person to whom the Forest Practices Plan applies. The Authority officer will assess whether the provisions within the Forest Practices Plan have been complied with and will take any action as deemed necessary within the boundaries of the Act.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on the plan.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyLicence

Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Forms

 Resources
Apply Certificate of Compliance Form - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window

Application for Certification of a Forest Practices Plan - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this form to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of State Growth
Transport, Regulatory and Customer Services
Forestry

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
Forestry


Operating address:
30 Patrick Street
Hobart
Tasmania 7000

Phone:

03 6165 4090

Fax:

03 6233 7954
info@fpa.tas.gov.au

Supporting information

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