The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is responsible for the sustainable management of Victoria’s State forest. This includes the conservation of flora and fauna, protection of water catchments and water quality, the provision of timber and other forest products, the protection of natural assets, protection of archaeological and historic values, and the provision of recreational and educational opportunities.
Victorians expect that our unique forest ecosystems will be protected for current and future generations to enjoy, while continuing to satisfy our need for products supplied from sustainably managed forests. We are committed to achieving sustainability in forest management through participation in national and international agreements and conventions.
||Sustainability Charter for Victoria's State Forests
The Sustainability Charter sets objectives for the sustainability of public native forests and the sustainability of the timber harvesting industry on public land in Victoria.
||Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management
Victoria’s Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management are consistent with the Montréal Process and are aligned with Australia’s regional indicators of sustainable forest management.
The Montréal Process is the Working Group on Criteria and Indicators for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Temperate and Boreal Forests.
||Reporting information about threatened species
Information about the process for submitting and assessing threatened species reports in relation to timber harvesting.
The Sylvia Creek Road, Toolangi-Gun Barrel coupe
Threatened Species Verification Reports
Forests Act 1958 - from the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website
Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 - from the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website
Flora and Fauna Gurantee Act listing procedure - DEPI website
Forest Management Plans - DEPI Websites
Code of Practice for Timber Production - DEPI website.
Code of Practice for Fire Management on Public Land - DEPI website.
Management Procedures - DEPI website.
Utilisation Procedures - DEPI website.