State native forestry business

Forest Products is a business unit of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries responsible for the allocation and sale of state-owned timber, quarry material and other forest products.

Our business activities extend across State forests, timber reserves, leasehold lands, reserves, public roads and certain freehold lands where the state owns the forest products or quarry material.

We conduct our business on a commercial and environmentally responsible basis. We follow legislation and policies for the protection of environmental, social, cultural and economic values.

On State forests our business activities are subject to operational standards set by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) which has the primary responsibility for the management of these tenures. Our forest management activities on these tenures are also independently certified under the Australian standard® for sustainable forest management (AS 4708).

We also work in partnership with industry, community and other government stakeholders to ensure the responsible management and efficient supply of forest products for the benefit of all Queenslanders.

To purchase state-owned timber or other forest products a permit is required under the Forestry Act. Permits include conditions to satisfy legislation including safety and environmental requirements. Read more about the sale of state-owned timber and other forest products and find out about the quantities of state-owned native timber removals.

Forest Products is also responsible for activities related to the supply of quarry material under the Forestry Act 1959 (Qld). Read more about state-owned quarry material.

  • Forest management

    Forest Products’ management practices for the supply of native forest timber and other forest products to industry