Forestry Practices Stream

The Forestry Practices Stream of the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal determines matters that previously were determined by the Forest Practices Tribunal under the Forest Practices Act 1985.

The Tribunal has produced a form for the filing of any proceedings under the Forest Practices Act 1985. There is no fee for filing proceedings under the Forest Practices Act 1985.

You should have regard to any timeframes that apply to when you can make an appeal or file proceedings.  There are different timeframes to file proceedings depending on the type of appeal.

SectionTimeframe
Section 9 14 days after the service of a notice
Section 13 14 days after the service of the notice
Section 14 14 days after the service of the notice
Section 25 14 days after service of the relevant notice
Section 25C 14 days after the responsible person is served with the notice
Section 29 28 days after the decision of the Authority to request or refuse
Section 42 2 days after the date of service of the notice upon the person

The Forestry Practices Stream will follow processes that are very similar to the processes undertaken in the Resource and Planning Stream, and you should have regard to the Information Sheets and Practice Directions under that Stream for guidance as to the processes that will apply.

As a result of the passage of the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2021, the Forestry Practices Stream may now undertake ADR in relation to any proceedings (please see Section 102 and 103 of the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2021).  The Information Sheets related to ADR in the Resource and Planning Stream provide details of how that process will take place.

Please note, legal practitioners are permitted to appear in the Forestry Practices Stream (see Section 98 of the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2021).

Forestry Practices Stream Appeal Form (DOCX, 65.8 KB)

Tribunal Listings

Listings are accurate at the date of publication but may be subject to change at short notice. If you are not a party to proceedings and you are relying on this listing for attending a hearing, please ring the Registry to confirm if the matter is still proceeding.

Because of the limited number of seats available in the hearing rooms, priority is given to parties to the proceedings, their representatives and witnesses.

On each day of the hearings, a number of seats, if available, will be allocated to members of the public on a first-come, first-served basis. No prior admission formalities need to be completed, and it is not possible to reserve a place in advance.

The Tribunal may close hearings at any time.

THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO LISTINGS

Decisions

Forestry Stream

Published decisions are available on AUSTLII (external link).

Forest Practices Tribunal decisions

Previously published decisions are available on AUSTLII

If you experience any difficulty locating a decision, please contact the Tribunal.

Contact Us

For additional information please contact the Tribunal.

Updated: 22nd November 2022