Getting started in private native forestry

At Local Land Services, we provide assistance and advice to help you undertake a private native forestry operation. This includes helping you to obtain a Private Native Forestry Plan.

Where can private native forestry occur?

Private native forestry can be conducted in native forests on private land. Areas of environmental significance and heritage value are excluded from private native forestry, such as mapped old growth forest, rainforest, riparian buffers, and Aboriginal heritage objects and places.

To find out if private native forestry is a suitable option for land management on your property, contact your nearest Private Native Forestry Officer.

Planning a private native forestry operation

Landholders need an approved Private Native Forestry Plan to harvest timber from native forests on their land.

Find out how to apply for a Private Native Forestry Plan.

Once a Private Native Forestry plan is in place, landholders and contractors must meet the requirements of the relevant Private Native Forestry Code of Practice. This includes the need to complete a Forest Operation Plan before undertaking private native forestry operations.

For access to information on getting started in private native forestry, including links to advisory notes, guides and training clips, visit our resources page.

To find out more about what you need to do before you can begin a private native forestry operation, contact your nearest Private Native Forestry Officer. You can also contact us on 1300 795 299.

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