Notification: Parks and Wildlife Service is part of the new Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

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Gathering firewood

To find out about collecting firewood in your area select a region from the index on the left.  

  • Only take fallen timber. You cannot cut down any standing tree, either dead or alive, or cut or break off any part of a standing tree for firewood. Felling trees can also damage adjacent vegetation.
  • Only collect firewood from areas shown on the maps provided.
  • A maximum of one tonne every 60 days may be removed (half a tonne approximately equates to a 6 x 4 trailer loaded 30cm deep).
  • Chainsaws must not be used on days of total fire ban or high fire danger.
  • Firewood can only be collected for private use. Selling firewood is not permitted.

Purchasing firewood

Commercial firewood operations are managed through contracts administered by the Forest Products Commission. 

Information on where to purchase firewood sourced from sustainably managed, approved forest harvest operations and approved local firewood suppliers is on the Forest Products Commission website