Private native forestry codes of practice

The Private Native Forestry Codes of Practice are statutory documents that guide private native forestry operations in NSW. The Private Native Forestry Codes set minimum operating standards for harvesting in private native forests in line with ecologically sustainable forest management.

The Private Native Forestry Codes each apply to:

  • Northern NSW
  • Southern NSW
  • River red gum forests
  • Cypress and western hardwood forests

Each Code includes a field guide to assist operators with its application.

Private Native Forestry Code of Practice for Northern NSW

This Code applies to all forests in northern NSW (north of Sydney; latitude 33° 52’ 02.71 S) except those defined as river red gum forests or cypress and western hardwood forests.

Where does this code apply?

Version of the code

2007

2008

2013

Northern NSW Land north of the Sydney CBD (latitude 33°52'02.71 S)

PNF PVPs approved between August 2007 and February 2008  PDF, 882.25 KB

PNF PVPs approved between March 2008 and September 2013 PDF, 811.01 KB

PNF PVPs approved after 23 September 2013 or PNF PVPs varied to adopt this Code PDF, 6597.97 KB

Private Native Forestry Code of Practice for Southern NSW

This Code applies to all forests in southern NSW (south of Sydney; latitude 33° 52’ 02.71 S) except those defined as river red gum forests or cypress and western hardwood forests.

Where does this code apply?

Version of the code

2007

2008

(Land south of the Sydney CBD latitude 33°52'02.71 S)

PNF PVPs approved between August 2007 and February 2008 PDF, 563.5 KB

PNF PVPs approved after February 2008  PDF, 1537.21 KB

Private Native Forestry Code of Practice for River Red Gum Forests

This Code applies to river red gum forests which are forests dominated by eucalyptus camaldulensis and consistent with the description of Forest Type 199 (River Red Gum) in Research Note No. 17, Forests Types in NSW.

Where does this code apply?

Version of the code

2007

2008

River red gum forests dominated by Eucalyptus camaldulensis

PNF PVPs approved between August 2007 and February 2008 PDF, 384.69 KB

PNF PVPs approved after February 2008 PDF, 1173.33 KB

Private Native Forestry Code of Practice for Cypress and Western Hardwood forests

This Code applies to cypress forests where 80 percent of the stand basal area is made up of white cypress pine (Callitris glaucophylla), and western hardwood forests consistent with Forest Types 99, 103, 104, 124, 171–178, 180–185, 203–210 and 213 in Research Note No. 17, Forests Types in NSW.

Generally, western hardwood forests are eucalypt woodlands and forests of the western plains and slopes of NSW.

Where does this code apply?

Version of the code

2007

2008

Cypress and western hardwood forests

PNF PVPs approved between August 2007 and February 2008 PDF, 465.22 KB

PNF PVPs approved after February 2008 PDF, 1281.27 KB

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