About PFT

Expanding Tasmania's private forest resource

Private Forests Tasmania

Private Forests Tasmania is a government authority with a legislated role to facilitate and expand the sustainable development of Tasmania's private forest resource in a manner which is consistent with sound forest and land management practices.

PFT is the only government-funded authority established in Australia to specifically promote, foster and assist the private forestry sector on forestry matters. We do this mainly through providing information and advice to private growers and their markets, through research, innovation and planning tools, and by providing practical policy advice to our Tasmanian and Australian governments that represents the interests of private forest growers.

PFT has a Board consisting of Directors who are appointed for their practical knowledge, industry, commercial and technical expertise in forestry and reports to the Minister for Energy and Resources. The Board oversees strategic direction, and a staff of permanent and fixed-term officers undertakes the functions of the authority.

Staff are located in Burnie, Hobart and Launceston.

Tree Alliance

Tree Alliance is a strategic program run by Private Forests Tasmania. The program aims to raise awareness of farm forestry and the benefits of trees on farms, and to encourage and facilitate farmers to plant commercially viable trees in the agricultural landscape.

Our treety: to grow our future economy and ecology through trees.

Board of Directors

Overseeing the strategic direction and functions of the authority.

Corporate Plan

Our purpose, goals and priorities.

Customer Service Charter

Our staffing standards.

Personal Information Protection

Protecting your privacy.

Organisational Chart

Our staffing structure.

The private forest estate

Native forests and plantations on privately owned land.

The Service Levy

About the Levy and our funding sources.