Permits are required for a range of activities including research, organised events and activities, hunting, filming, firewood collection, grazing and apiary. The permit system allows Forestry Corporation to manage the competing demands on our forests.
- Find out where you can collect firewood for domestic use and arrange a permit
- Download the factsheet to read more about the rules and guidelines for Collecting firewood from State Forests [PDF]. Contact your closest office to enquire about commercial firewood collection.
Visit the Department of Primary Industries website for information on hunting licences and permits.
Permits are available for grazing cattle in some State forests. Fees apply. Application forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Download a Forest Permit application form [Word]
- Conditions for grazing permits on State forests [PDF]
Permits are available for apiary (bee keeping) sites in some State forests. Fees apply. Application forms should be emailed to email@example.com
Events and activities
Forest Permits are required for organised events and activities in State forests. Some forests are not available for organised events. Please contact the closest Forestry Corporation office to discuss your proposed activity or event. To apply for a Forest Permit, download and complete the following forms:
- Forests permit - application form [Word]
- Medical evacuation and emergency plan [Word]
- Site safety plan [Word]
- Incident report form [Word]
- Forest permit - activity standard conditions [PDF]
Note: a copy of your public liability insurance will also be required. Forestry Corporation may request additional information and place conditions on your permit.
Permits are required for photography and filming in State forests. Fees apply. Please contact the closest Forestry Corporation office to discuss your proposed filming and complete the Forests permit - application form [Word].
To discuss proposed research in native State forests, contact the Senior Ecologist at the Wauchope office. To discuss proposed research in softwood plantations, contact the Bathurst or Tumut office. To apply for a research permit, download and complete the following forms:
- Forest Permit – Research - Application form [Word]
- Forest Permit – Animal ethics , wildlife and research information sheet [PDF]
- Forest Permit – Research – General conditions [Word]
- Forest Permit – Research – Flora and fauna record [Word]
Note: a copy of your public liability insurance will also be required. Additional information may be requested by the relevant office and additional conditions may be placed on your permit.
Email completed application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org Please allow a minimum of four weeks for your application to be processed.