You will need a licence or a permit if you intend to take forest produce from Crown land.
A permit provides you with the exclusive right to take and remove forest produce from a defined portion of Crown land and can only be issued if there is a management plan in force for that land. A permit may include a right to:
- occupy land as the site of a sawmill or of other buildings (e.g. a timber depot) and for any other purpose
- operate a plant or other facilities for converting, treating or processing forest produce
- make roads and construct and work tramways.
A licence provides you with the non-exclusive right to take and remove specified forest produce from Crown land. You will need a separate licence to chop down trees or remove sandalwood.
As a licence or permit holder, you will need to pay forest produce charges for all forest produce taken.