Forestry in Tasmania Australia has been conducted since early European settlement.

Early history

Forest conservation and reservation in the nineteenth century Tasmania was controlled under the curious title of the Waste Lands Act.


The condition of the industry after the 1930s had created a situation where the following reports and commission attempted to resolve the issues: -


Tasmanian Forest Administration

Current government administration of the forest estate is by Forestry Tasmania[3]


The older administrative regions were: -

Exemption from Freedom of Information Act and Subsequent Repeal

After the passage of the Forestry Amendment (Forestry Corporation) Act 1994, the Tasmanian forest industry became exempt from requests to provide disclosure of sensitive public information under the Freedom of Information Act signed into legislation in 1991. This was done through the addition of section 32A into the Act expressly exempting Forestry Tasmania and the Forestry Corporation from requests under this law.

A later Bill of Parliament introduced into law in 2004 repealed section 32A of the Freedom of Information, thus reverting the exemption granted in 1994.[4]


The current administrative areas are:-

See also


  1. ^ Forestry Commission of Tasmania (1976) Forestry and Tasmania's Forests page 1
  2. ^ Systematic Conservation and management of the Woods and Forests of Tasmania (1887) Perrin, G.S.
  3. ^ Forestry Commission 1976 p.8
  4. ^ Austlii - Tasmanian Bills, 2004