Collect Your Firewood Responsibly This Winter

The season is about to change from autumn to winter and it’s time to warm up your homes. If this entails lighting up your fireplace, be sure to source your wood from approved places, so that native habitats and ecosystems can be preserved.

Please don't source your wood from Shire Reserves, Crown Land, and National Parks.

 There are plenty of approved suppliers and opportunities to legally collect your own.
The Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions provides options for legally collecting wood without a permit, providing it is taken from a designated area, is for personal use only, and is already fallen timber.

Load limits apply with a maximum of one tonne may be removed every 60 days between 1 June to 30 September. A maximum of one tonne can only be removed on any one occasion between 1 October to 31 May. As a guide, half a tonne equates to approximately a 6 x 4 trailer loaded 30cm deep.

Information can be found on the DBCA website about collecting firewood for personal use.
You can also view DBCA's online maps showing collection locations.

The maximum penalty for clearing without a permit is $250,000. 

14 Apr 2022 Topic Type
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