Forestry Act 2012 No 96


As amended to Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2019 (No 1). Sch 2.14 commenced 1 July 2019. Current to 1 July 2019.


Section 84: Proceedings for an offence under this Act or regulations are to be dealt with summarily before the Local Court.

Section 86: Upon conviction court may order compensation for loss or damage to land or property, and in respect of cost and expenses in preventing or mitigating such loss or damage.

Time for commencement

Section 84(2), (3): Within 2 years of date of offence or 2 years after the offence came to the attention of an authorised officer.

38(1) Unlawfully take, destroy or damage timber, products or forest materials on Crown timber lands, etc 50 pu and/or 6 mths + $10 per tree destroyed/dmaged
67 Unlawfully use land within forestry area 20 pu
68(1) Hunting and firearms offences within forestry area 50 pu and/or 6 mths
83(1) Fail to comply with requirement of authorised officer, provide false or misleading information to, or obstruct, delay, hinder or impersonate authorised officer 20 pu
83(2) Assault, threaten, intimidate or bribe authorised officer 50 pu and/or 6 mths
92(3) Regulations may create offences 20 pu