About Us


Forestry Tasmania is a Tasmanian Government Business Enterprise responsible under State legislation for:

In addition to the Forest Management Act 2013, Forestry Tasmania is also required to operate in accordance with a number of other statutes including the Government Business Enterprise GBE Act 1995, the Forest Practices Act 1985 and the Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Act 2014.

In accordance with the GBE Act 1995, a Ministerial Charter has been prepared by the Minister for Resources and the Treasurer following consultation with Forestry Tasmania. The Charter sets out the Government’s broad policy expectations and requirements for Forestry Tasmania.

Forestry Tasmania aims to be recognised for its sustainable forest management of Tasmania’s public production forests, and as a commercially viable supplier of wood to a strong Tasmanian forest industry (see our vison, mission and objectives).

Our forest management is currently certified under the Australian Forestry Standard which is internationally recognised, under the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, as being an independent assurance of legal and sustainable timber supply.

We are also in the process of seeking certification for our operations under Forest Stewardship Council® standards.

Fact sheet No1 Forestry Tasmania (PDF)