Private native forestry advisory notes

The Private Native Forestry Code of Practice (the Code) states that certain forest features such as habitat trees, wetlands, old growth and rainforest must be protected from potential harm caused by forestry operations. These advisory notes provide advice and guidance on how to ensure these features are protected and conserved.

Page under review

On 25 August 2017, new legislative arrangements commenced for private native forestry. It should be noted that some references on the EPA's website and any publications may now be outdated.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 changes can be found here.

The Code contains

  • prescriptions to ensure the protection of vulnerable flora and fauna
  • provisions to protect Aboriginal cultural heritage places and objects

The EPA has prepared these advisory notes to help landowners and forestry contractors apply the requirements of the Code.

These notes provide information on threatened species, cultural heritage and biodiversity.

Page last updated