Forestry Plantation Authorisation - New South Wales


You will require this authorisation if you intend to operate a forestry plantation with an area greater than 30 hectares. There are two classes of plantations that require authorisation:

  • timber plantations (commercial species for harvest)
  • plantations other than timber plantations (for the protection of the environment by reducing salinity, or carbon sequestration / trading).

Please be aware that the establishment, management and any harvesting operations on authorised plantations must comply with the plantations code (found on the Agency website). If your plantation is likely to have an impact on unique or special wildlife (flora or fauna) you will need to notify the authority.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Applications can be made by the owner of the plantation or by any other person with the consent of the owner. The application must:

  • be accompanied by information requested by the Agency
  • provide a map (or similar) that identifies the area or areas of land comprising the plantation or proposed plantation
  • state the class of plantation for which authorisation is sought.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


The authorisation of a plantation remains in force unless it is cancelled.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Act(s) name

Plantations and Reafforestation Act 1999 New South Wales

Approval time

Approval time will vary depending on the type of plantation.

Administering agency

Department of Regional NSW

NSW Department of Primary Industries

NSW Agriculture

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries

NSW Agriculture

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Department of Regional NSW

New South Wales
Mailing address: Locked Bag 21
New South Wales 2800
Toll Free: 1800 808 095