Approval to Trade in Tree Ferns - Tasmania


You will need this approval if you intend 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.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Miscellaneous All $1.78

Tree fern tag, stem length greater than 30cm. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Miscellaneous All $0.89

Tree fern tag, stem length less than or equal to 30cm. Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Forest Practices Act 1985 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Forest Practices Regulations 2017 Tasmania

Application process


In order to harvest tree ferns, you will need to have the permission of the landowner. Tree fern harvesting is only permitted on a salvage basis from areas to be logged for conversion or clearance for agriculture, plantation or infrastructure (e.g. 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 cover sheet.

Approval time

5 business days

Administering agency

Forest Practices Authority

Contact details

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

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