Penalties now apply

From 1 January 2018, if you import regulated timber products into Australia, or process domestically grown raw logs, you may face penalties for failing to comply with the illegal logging laws’ due diligence requirements.

Further information about the due diligence requirements can be found on the Illegal Logging – Information for Importers and Illegal Logging – Information for Processors webpages.

Compliance Audits

The department undertakes audits to assess compliance with the due diligence requirements of the legislation. If your business is chosen for an audit, the department will send you a Request for Information Notice. This will require you to provide information about your due diligence system and how it was applied to the importation of a specific regulated timber product, or the processing of logs. You are required to provide the requested information by the date stated on the notice.

Further information on the department’s compliance approach and the future focus of our compliance audits can be found in the Illegal Logging Compliance Plan.


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Illegal Logging Compliance Plan PDF 161.17 MB
Illegal Logging Compliance Plan DOCX 16652 KB
Request for information notice PDF 4692 KB
Request for information notice DOCX 428 KB

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More information

We are here to help you comply with Australia’s illegal logging laws. These webpages provide a range of resources and guidance to better understand your obligations under the laws.

You can also contact us for further information on how the laws operate and if they affect you:

  • phone during business hours on 1800 900 090 or if outside of Australia +61 2 6272 3933
  • email illegal logging
  • subscribe to the illegal logging mailing list to receive new information or guidance materials and details on upcoming information events.