The Forest Practices Authority

The Forest Practices Authority

The Forest Practices Authority is an independent statutory body that administers the Tasmanian forest practices system on both public and private land. Its primary responsibility is regulating the management of forest and threatened non-forest vegetation.

Change to land clearing regulation, Dec 2014

The Tasmanian Government has amended its policy on land clearing. However, a certified forest practices plan is still required in most circumstances.

Further information on policy change

Further information for landholders

Updated Forest Practices Code available 1 July 2015

The amended Forest Practices Code effective 1 July 2015 is now available

PLEASE NOTE: The reference to 'this edition of the Code' in section C4.2 on page 47 of the Forest Practices Code 2015 is to be interpreted as a reference to the 2000 edition of the Forest Practices Code.  Thus no trees are to be harvested within 10 m of a Class 1, 2 or 3 watercourse for plantations established after 1st January 2001, which is the date of commencement of the 2000 edition of the Forest Practices Code.

The amendments are explained here.

Working with the forest practices system

lnformation on how the forest practices system works in Tasmania.


Information on the forest practices system to help you find out what you can do with your forest.