Resources for processors

​​​Here you will find a range of resources that can help with your due diligence process. This page will be updated as new resources become available.

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State Specific Guidelines

State Specific Guidelines (SSGs) outline the legal frameworks used in each Australian state to regulate timber harvesting. This information can help with your due diligence.

A SSG must be used if you are using the State Specific Guideline risk assessment method.

Each SSG is accompanied by a Quick Reference Guide. This provides a high level overview of the SSG’s content.

New South Wales State Specific Guideline

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New South Wales St​ate Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF 2293 KBOctober 2014
New South Wales State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOCX 2106 KBOctober 2014
New South Wales State Specific Guideline PDF 12710 KBOctober 2014
New South Wales State Specific Guideline DOC 12803 KBOctober 2014

Queensland State Specific Guideline

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Queensland State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF 2293 KBJune 2016
Queensland State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOCX 2106 KBJune 2016
Queensland Specific Guideline (released June 2016) PDF 171.0 MBJune 2016
Queensland Specific Guideline (released June 2016) DOCX 172.0 MBJune 2016

South Australia State Specific Guideline

DocumentPagesFile size Released Revised
South Australia State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF 2524 KBOctober 2014
South Australia State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOC 2241 KBOctober 2014
South Australia State Specific Guideline PDF 171.5 MBOctober 2014
South Australia State Specific Guideline DOC 171.8 MBOctober 2014

Tasmania State Specific Guideline

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Tasmania State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF 1111 KBMay 2014
Tasmania State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOC 1118 KBMay 2014
Tasmania State Specific Guideline PDF 13582 KBMay 2014
Tasmania State Specific Guideline DOC 13875 KBMay 2014

Victoria State Specific Guideline

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Victoria State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF 2425 KBOctober 2014
Victoria State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOC 2129 KBOctober 2014
Victoria State Specific Guideline PDF 13582 KBOctober 2014
Victoria State Specific Guideline DOC 131.4 MBOctober 2014

Western Australia State Specific Guideline

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Western Australia State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide PDF 2647 KBOctober 2014
Western Australia State Specific Guideline – Quick Reference Guide DOC 2188 KBOctober 2014
Western Australia State Specific Guideline PDF 323.1 MBOctober 2014
Western Australia State Specific Guideline DOC 323.8 MBOctober 2014

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Online Resources

A number of third parties have published materials that can be used to inform your due diligence process. We have included a selection below.

How you use these resources is up to you. However, you need to be aware that you cannot rely on a third party risk assessment to satisfy your due diligence obligations. You still need to undertake your own due diligence process.

If you do use these resources, you should be aware that the information on these websites represents the views of a third party and may not be accurate, up to date, or relevant to your due diligence process.

If you have questions about the information in these resources, you should contact the publisher directly.

Australian Government – Trading in endangered species
The Department of Environment and Energy is responsible for regulating the trade in endangered plants and animals into and out of Australia. Their website provides advice on regulatory requirements associated with trading in endangered species.

International Union for Conservation of Nature – Redlist of Threatened Species
The IUCN Redlist of Threatened Species lists plants and animals that are facing a high risk of global extinction. This includes information on geographical ranges and potential vulnerability to illegal logging.

Chatham House – Illegal Logging Portal
The Illegal Logging Portal provides information on the trade in illegal timber. This includes an overview of emerging issues and developments, reports, and a searchable database of global news articles.

NEPCON – Timber sourcing hub
NEPCON’s timber sourcing hub includes national timber legality risk assessments, with information on the risks associated with a particular country, and advice on mitigating actions.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) – Public Search Database
The FSC maintains a database with information about certificate holders, logo and label users, certified products, and so on. This information can be used to help verify FSC certification claims.

Responsible Wood (PEFC) – Public Search Database
Responsible Wood maintains a database with relevant information about certificate holders, logo and label users, certified products, and so on. This information can be used to help verify PEFC certification claims in Australia.

Google – Alerts Function
Google alerts is a free service that allows you to monitor online activity for particular search terms. Alerts established for common terms such as ‘illegal logging’, or more specific regions or timber species, can help keep you abreast of emerging issues.

* Disclaimer: The provision of the links to these Third Party Resources does not in any way affect or modify the requirements under Australia’s illegal logging laws. Accessing these resources does not constitute specific compliance with any particular due diligence requirement or other requirements under the laws. The resources are provided solely for your information, if you wish to access them.

The Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for the accuracy, currency or completeness of any of the Third Party Resources, and expressly disclaims liability for any loss or damage whether due to negligence or otherwise however caused that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the Third Party Resources.

The Third Party Resources are provided for the information of the reader only and should not in any way be construed as an endorsement of any website, publication, resource, organisation or product by the Commonwealth. Conversely, the fact that a particular website, publication, resource, organisation or product is not included should not be taken as any indication of the Commonwealth’s opinion of that website, publication, resource organisation or product.

Neither the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources nor the Commonwealth can accept any responsibility for the content of any material that may be encountered in the Third Party Resources.

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