Important environmental legislation relevant to bush encroachment and thinning

  • All harvesting of trees and wood is governed by the Forest Act (2001) and its Regulations (2015). Any area <150 hectares per annum, in which trees are being cut or harvested, requires a Harvesting Permit. In addition, Transport Permit (for the transport of the wood products) and Export Permit (if the products are being exported are also required).
  • For more details on harvesting guidelines and regulations, refer to the booklet: “Forestry and Environmental Authorisation
    Process for Bush Harvesting Projects” (2017). It is very useful, and is available on the DAS website: