Certification of a Forest Practices Plan - Tasmania


You will need 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 trees 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 being 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 native vegetation community and details of replacement or development works
  • if harvesting timber, the name of the timber processor
  • the period that forest practices will be carried out and the period for which the plan is to remain in force.


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.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Act(s) name

Forest Practices Act 1985 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Forest Practices Regulations 2017 Tasmania

Application process


Forest Practice Plans are best prepared by a Forest Practices Officer (FPO). A list of consultant FPOs is available on the FPA website.

Approval time

28 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.