Business Summary
We are also in the process of seeking certification for our operations under Forest Stewardship Council® standards.
About Us

Sustainable Timber Tasmania is a Tasmanian Government Business Enterprise responsible under State legislation for:

  • Sustainably managing approximately 800,000 hectares of public production forest (Permanent Timber Production Zone land)
  • Undertaking forest operations for the production and sale of forest products from these forests (including making available at least 137,000 cubic metres of high quality eucalypt sawlogs and veneer logs per annum)

In addition to the Forest Management Act 2013, Sustainable Timber Tasmania is also required to operate in accordance with a number of other statutes including the Government Business Enterprise Act 1995, the Forest Practices Act 1985 and the Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Act 2014.

In accordance with the Government Business Enterprise Act 1995, a Ministerial Charter has been prepared by the Minister for Resources and the Treasurer following consultation with Sustainable Timber Tasmania. The Charter sets out the Government’s broad policy expectations and requirements for Sustainable Timber Tasmania.

Our forest management is currently certified under the Australian Forestry Standard which is internationally recognised, under the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, as being an independent assurance of legal and sustainable timber supply.

What We Do

Sustainable Timber Tasmania's products include:

  • High quality eucalypt sawlogs and veneer logs suitable for milling into appearance-grade timber, structural timber and decorative sliced veneer.
  • Lower-quality sawlogs mainly used as structural timber to build homes.
  • Special timbers, such as blackwood, celery top pine and sassafras, highly prized for designer furniture, boat building and craft.
  • High-grade peeler logs processed into rotary peeled veneer leaf for plywood and flooring.
  • Low-grade peeler logs used to produce engineered wood products.
  • Pulp logs which may either be woodchipped locally, or exported as whole logs. They mostly are used to manufacture a range of paper products we use every day from copy paper to cardboard.