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Native forestry

Private native forestry reporting requirements for landholders

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On 25 August 2017, new legislative arrangements commenced for private native forestry. It should be noted that some references on the EPAs website and any publications may now be outdated. These documents will be progressively updated by the EPA to ensure current legislative arrangements are reflected. More detail about the changes are available.

The Private Native Forestry (PNF) Code of Practice requires landholders to report to the EPA if they have carried out PNF operations in the previous calendar year, or if they plan to undertake PNF operations in the coming year. Annual reports are due at the end of March in each calendar year, and may be submitted to the EPA by post or email

Landholders do not need to provide a report if they have not carried out any harvesting in the previous year and have no intention of harvesting their forest in the coming year.

A copy of the annual report template is available below:

Page last updated: 04 September 2017