Code of Practice for Timber Production - Victoria

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this code of practice if you intend to harvest timber. This applies to the holder of a timber harvesting operators licence, a person who has an agreement with VicForests for the harvesting and sale of timber, as well as any other person who undertakes timber harvesting operations in a state forest.

Timber harvesting operations include:

  • Felling or cutting trees
  • Taking or removing timber
  • Delivering or transporting timber to a buyer
  • Road works and other works to support timber harvesting operations.

Timber harvesting operations may be audited on behalf of the Agency for compliance with the code of practice.

Please consult the responsible agency 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

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Forestry and Land Use

Act(s) name

Forests Act 1958 (Victoria)

Conservation, Forests and Lands Act 1987 (Victoria)

Sustainable Forests (Timber) Act 2004 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Forests (Licences and Permits) Regulations 2009 (Victoria)

Contact details

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Forestry and Land Use

Operating address:
8 Nicholson Street
East Melbourne,Victoria,3002

Mailing address:
PO Box 500
East Melbourne,Victoria,3002


13 61 86

Supporting information


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