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National Codes and Regulations


Safe Work Australia

Download guide for managing risks in forestry operations

Download guide to managing risks of coupe and harvesting site access and preparation

Download guide to managing risks of infeild processing of forest products

Download guide to managing risks of loading, transporting and unloading logs

Download guide to managing risks of log extraction

Download guide to managing risks of log landings

Download guide to managing risks of general hazards in forestry operations

Download guide to managing risks of plant and equipment for forestry operations

Download guide to managing risks of timber harvesting operations

Download guide to managing risks of tree trimming and removal work


National Heavy Vehicle Regulations

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator's website includes useful information about accreditation and compliance when it come to operating heavy vehicles in a safe and effective manner.

Visit the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator website

View information regarding Chain of Responsibility

View information regarding Fatigue Management


State-specific Codes and Regulations


TAS Sawmill Codes of Practice

A Code of Practice exists for sawmilling and timber operations in Tasmania. There are four parts to the Tasmanian Sawmill Code of Practice, which can be downloaded via the links below:


Other TAS Codes of Practice

The Forest Practices Code Tasmania

The Forest Safety Code Tasmania

Tasmanian Cable Logging Code


VIC Code of Practice and Guidelines

Code of Practice for Timber Production Victoria

Draft Guidelines for Private Native Forests abd Plantations


NSW Manuals and Codes of Practice

Timber Harvesting in Forests NSW Plantations - Forest Practices Code part 1 

Timber Harvesting in Native Forests - Forest Practices Code part 2 

Plantation Establishment and maintenance - Forest Practices Code part 3 

Forest Roads and fire trails - Forest Practices Code part 4 

Forest Soil and Water Protection - A Manual for Forestry Operators 

Operational Guidelines for Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management

Koala Code of Practice for forest harvesting in New South Wales


WA Code of Practice

Code of Practice for Timber Plantations in Western Australia


QLD Code of Practice

QLD Plantation Code of Practice


SA Guidelines and Code of Practice

SA Plantation Code of Practice


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