Firewood collection - State Forests
Permits are not required to collect firewood from state forests provided that wood is taken from a designated collection point. Collection points open from 1 March - 30 June and 1 September - 30 November each year.
Collection point locations and conditions of use can be found at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website or phone on 136 186.
Firewood collection - roadsides and public land
Firewood collection is discouraged on Council managed roadsides due to habitat loss and personal safety. Residents can apply to obtain a Local Law Permit to remove firewood from a municipal roadside, for use in instances where a roadside has high fuel loads (due to storms or other events). Permits will only be issued for use during the two firewood collection seasons: 1 March - 30 June and 1 September - 30 November. These permits are subject to conditions including no felling of standing trees (dead or alive) and restrictions apply to significant roadsides.
Consideration will be given to the conservation of municipal roadside reserves before a permit will be issued.
To apply for a firewood collection permit to collect wood from Council's road reserves, click here or contact Council's Community Safety Unit on 5772 0333.
Firewood collection - National Parks
Firewood collection is not permitted from National Parks, natural catchment areas and other conservation reserves - heavy penalties apply.