Forestry on Public Land
DPI is responsible for forest industries policy in Victoria. This involves the development of commercial native and plantation forestry policy, supporting the Minister for Agriculture and Food Security to fulfill his duties relating to VicForests and supervising forestry operations in other parts of Victoria where VicForests does not operate.
DPI coordinates and assigns Timber Harvesting Operators Licences across the state and is responsible for the management and licensing of commercial operations in State forests not covered by VicForests.
VicForests, a government business enterprise, is responsible for the sustainable harvest, regeneration and commercial sale of timber from several State forests in Eastern Victoria.
The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) is the state’s public land manager and environmental regulator. DSE also manages all aspects of domestic firewood production and the sale of some minor forest products throughout the state.
Changes to Public Safety Zones
More of Victoria's forests are accessible to the public following a new public safety zone declaration.
Wood Utilisation Plans (WUPs) - have your say
Comments are invited on proposed WUPs for 2013-16. The WUPs detail planned commercial timber harvesting from State forest in western Victoria.
Roles and responsibilities in the native timber industry
Understand the roles and responsibilities of key government agencies that are involved in Victoria’s native timber industry.
Timber Allocation Order
The Allocation Order is supplied by the Minister for Agriculture and Food Security to VicForests to inform them of where and how harvesting can occur. It allocates an area of State forest to VicForests which can be harvested.
Commercial wood production from State forests
Access information about the management and licensing of timber harvesting in State forests in Western Victoria.