Code of Practice for Timber Production - Victoria


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 is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Conservation, Forests and Lands Act 1987 Victoria

Forests Act 1958 Victoria

Sustainable Forests (Timber) Act 2004 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Forests (Licences and Permits) Regulations 2009 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Forests and Reservces

Contact details

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Forests and Reservces

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Operating address: 8 Nicholson Street
East Melbourne, Victoria, 3002
Mailing address: PO BOX 500
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Phone: 13 61 86
Website: Forests and Reserves (Opens in new window)