Permits

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.

Firewood collection

Firewood

Fossicking

Fossicking

Hunting

Fox

Visit the Department of Primary Industries website for information on hunting licences and permits.

Cattle grazing

Cattle grazing

Permits are available for grazing cattle in some State forests. Fees apply. Application forms should be emailed to landadministration@fcnsw.com.au

Apiary

Apiary

Permits are available for apiary (bee keeping) sites in some State forests. Fees apply. Application forms should be emailed to landadministration@fcnsw.com.au

Events and activities

Forest Permits are required for some events and activities in State forests. Some forests are not available for events. Please contact the closest Forestry Corporation office to discuss your proposed activity or event before applying for a Forest Permit. To apply for a Forest Permit, please download and complete the following forms and submit to your local Forestry Corporation office or contact with a minimum of four weeks' notice. Please note that Forest Permit applications received with less than four weeks' notice may not be approved.

Forest Permits attract fees which are generally based on the nature, intensity and number of people involved in the activity. Some activities may be exempt from fees. Your local Forestry contact will discuss your permit fees and other requirements with you:

Note: a copy of your public liability insurance will also be required. Forestry Corporation may request additional information and place conditions on your permit.

Filming

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].

Research

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:

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 research@fcnsw.com.au Please allow a minimum of four weeks for your application to be processed.

Page last updated/reviewed:10 Mar 2017