Approval to Trade in Tree Ferns - Tasmania

Description

You will require this approval if you want to trade in tree ferns. All tree ferns must be harvested under an approved forest practices plan. All harvested tree ferns must have a tag securely attached to them at the point of harvest. It is the responsibility of the harvester to apply to the Agency for issue of the tags and to ensure their secure attachment.

Tree fern tags must not be removed, swapped or used more than once in the harvest, transport or trading process.

Trading in tree ferns includes conducting any of the following activities:

  • collecting, acquiring or buying
  • bartering or exchanging
  • selling
  • offering, displaying or exposing
  • supplying, sending, transporting or delivering
  • storing or holding.

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.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Miscellaneous $1.55

Tree fern tag, stem length greater than 30cm.

Apply Miscellaneous $0.77

Tree fern tag, stem length less than or equal to 30cm.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Application for Approval to Trade in Tree Ferns - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Forest Practices Act 1985 TAS

Regulation(s) name

Forest Practices Regulations 2017 TAS

Application process

Apply

In order to harvest tree ferns, you will need to have the permission of the land owner. Tree fern harvesting is only permitted on a salvage basis from areas to be logged for conversion or clearance for agriculture, plantation or infrastructure such as roads. Tree ferns can only be harvested from areas scheduled for operations within one year.

Tree ferns can only be harvested from an area covered by a Forest Practices Plan that specifically authorises tree fern harvesting. Forest Practices Officers must estimate the numbers of tree ferns available for harvesting within the coupe and give this number on the Forest Practices Plan coversheet.

Administering agency

Department of State Growth

Transport, Regulatory and Customer Services

Forestry

Contact details

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

Enquiries, Forest Practices Authority

Forestry

Transport, Regulatory and Customer Services

Department of State Growth

Operating address: 30 Patrick Street
Hobart
Tasmania 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4090
Fax: 03 6233 7954
Email: info@fpa.tas.gov.au