Businesses exporting to Australia are indirectly affected
You are not directly regulated by the illegal logging laws. All obligations are placed on the businesses importing the goods into Australia but importers may seek information from you and other exporters and suppliers about the timber or timber products purchased.
The laws are consistent with Australia’s trade obligations and support the government’s commitment to promoting the trade in legally harvested timber and timber products.
Australia is not alone in taking action against illegal logging. The illegal logging laws complement legislation that has been introduced by the European Union and the United States.
The Department has negotiated and developed several Country Specific Guidelines (CSGs) which are published on our illegal logging guidance materials and resources page. The guidelines can help importers understand the legal frameworks for harvesting timber in these countries.
We are here to help you comply with our illegal logging laws.
A suite of illegal logging publications, resources and guidance material is available under the Illegal logging guidance material and resources, including education and guidance materials and resources developed in partnership between the department and industry.
Contact us for further information on how the laws operate and whether they affect you:
- phone during business hours on 1800 657 313 or if outside of Australia +61 2 6272 3933
- email illegal logging
- subscribe to the illegal logging mailing list to stay informed of the release of any new information or guidance materials or any upcoming information events.