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.

The FPA released a new issue of the Forest Practices Code on 6 October 2020. The Forest Practices Code 2020 is the fifth version of the Code since it was first released in 1987. The changes are a result of the most comprehensive review in 20 years. FPA Chair, John Ramsay, launched the new Code saying, ‘The review found that most of the code was still relevant and fit-for-purpose but some aspects were updated and some new material was added.’ The new Code will come into force on 1 January 2021.

Video of Chief Forest Practices Officer introducing new Code

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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.