Firewood Collection Permit Application

Residents of Greater Hume Council wishing to collect firewood for personal use from roadside verges within Greater Hume are required to obtain a permit. The permit, once issued allows residents to collect fallen timber (felling of trees is not permitted) from selected roadside verges for a period up to 12 Months. Please consult the Firewood Collection Permit Map(PDF, 3MB) of restricted areas for timber collection to ensure you are operating within the boundaries of the permit.

The permit can be obtained by completing the ENG - Firewood Collection Permit Application(PDF, 229KB) and forward with payment or payment details to Greater Hume Council.

Please allow 7 working days for the approval and completion of the permit. The permit once approved will be returned to the applicant either via email, post or can be collected from any of Greater Hume Council’s offices.

TRAVELLING STOCK RESERVES OFF LIMITS FOR FIREWOOD COLLECTION 

Anyone caught removing timber or disturbing vegetation (alive or dead) from a TSR can be fined up to $5,500 under the Local Land Services Act 2013.

These rules help protect the integrity of the network of Travelling Stock Reserves which is recognised as an asset of state significance with agricultural, social, cultural and ecological values.

TSRs are an extremely important refuge for many rare and endangered native plants and fallen logs and standing dead wood can be part of their habitat.

Decaying timber and leaf litter are also important in the process of nutrient recycling back into the soil.

“We need to make sure there is a clear understanding in the community about the importance of TSRs and their long term viability,” Mr Kelly said.

“When it comes to firewood collection, TSRs are off limits and our staff are continuously monitoring activity for any illegal behaviour,” he said. 

Members of the public are asked to report any illegal activity to Local Land Services on 1300 795 299, or to contact NSW Police on 131 444.

While firewood collection is not permitted on TSRs, members of the public can apply for a permit to collect firewood from selected state forests.

Contact 1300 655 687 for details or visit: www.forestrycorporation.com.au for further details.

For more information on TSRs visit www.lls.nsw.gov.au/tsr or call Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.