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STT COVID-19 Response


Regional Offices and Island Specialty Timbers

In the interest of public safety, Sustainable Timber Tasmania will continue to offer permits and licences to the public over the phone only. Contact details for our regional offices are available from our website at

Our regional offices at Smithton, Camdale, Perth, Scottsdale, Derwent Park and Geeveston are now closed to visitors.

All inquiries can now be directed to our stakeholder email address at

In addition, Island Speciality Timbers is still operating, however in the interest of public safety our locations at Geeveston, Derwent Park and Smithton are closed until further notice.

Island Specialty Timbers Derwent Park and Geeveston is still taking sales by arrangement. Contact details are available at

Island Specialty Timbers Strahan is closed.

Sustainable Timber Tasmania will notify the public when offices and Island Speciality Timbers will reopen to the public.

Recreational Areas managed by Sustainable Timber Tasmania

As of Monday 11 May, Permanent Timber Production Zone land managed by Sustainable Timber Tasmania can be used for exercise activities by Tasmanian residents. Residents should only use public production forest within 30 kilometres of their place of residence.

The limited access opening for exercise purposes is intended to contribute to the Government’s efforts to reduce non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Day use only is permitted for exercise activities, such as walking, running, cycling. All camping areas will remain closed at this stage. While accessing Permanent Timber Production Zone land, members of the public must maintain physical distancing rules and limit to groups as per Government guidelines.

Further restriction easing for use of public production forests will occur when it is safe and appropriate to do so, guided by the Director of Public Health.

The collection of firewood from designated areas of Permanent Timber Production Zone land in accordance with a valid firewood permit is still permitted provided that any other applicable COVID-19 requirements such as physical distancing and hygiene measures, are complied with.

Permanent Timber Production Zone land is closed for hunting and camping.

Sustainable Timber Tasmania will notify the public when current restrictions change.