Firewood Collection

Wood cutting and firewood collection is illegal on all roadsides, reserves and public lands in the Snowy Valleys region.

People found to be collecting firewood or other materials, or cutting down or damaging trees within a Council road reserve may be issued a fine of $220 for every offence.  More substantial fines apply should the offender be damaging an endangered or roadside community or ecological conservation asset in the road corridor.

Collection of firewood on public lands is also illegal and offenders may find themselves subject to heavy fines.


How can you help?  Report incidents of illegal firewood collection to Snowy Valleys Council on 1300 275 782 (1300 ASK SVC) or to NPWS on 1300 072 757 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

Firewood collection is permitted in many State Forests; however those wishing to collect firewood must obtain a permit before doing so and ensure that they follow the associated permit conditions. State forest firewood permits are available online at Forestry Corporation of NSW.