Registration of Timber Workers - Western Australia


You will require this registration if you intend to harvest timber or transport log timber harvested in in a State forest or timber reserve. Some of the categories of timber worker for which registration is required include:

  • chainsaw operator
  • handfeller
  • log haulier
  • tree marker
  • skyline operator.

You will not require this licence to undertake the following activities:

  • take forest produce from a State forest or timber reserve under a forest produce licence
  • remove firewood from a State forest or timber reserve
  • transport forest product under a forest produce licence.

It is an offence to employ or contract an unregistered person to harvest timber from, or transport log timber in a State forest or timber reserve. If you intend to operate a business to harvest or transport timber from State forests or timber reserve you will need to ensure that each of your employees and contractors are registered.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • have successfully completed a course of recognised training relevant to your role
  • provide any other information requested by the Agency
  • complete the required forms
  • pay any relevant fees.

You may be ineligible for this licence if you have been convicted of an offence relating to timber harvesting or the transport of timber, or conservation, or if you have previously had your registration cancelled.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $25.00


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Registration as a Timber Worker - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Conservation and Land Management Act 1984 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Forest Management Regulations 1993 Western Australia

Lodgement process


Please include copies of certificates of any relevant qualifications.

Approval time

May take up to 14 days.

Administering agency

Forest Products Commission

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries

Forest Products Commission

Operating address: D Block
Level 1
3 Baron-Hay Court
Kensington, Western Australia 6151
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 888
Perth BC, Western Australia 6849
Phone: 08 9363 4600
Fax: 08 9363 4601
Website: Forest Products Commission (Opens in new window)