Compliance and enforcement

​ ​We are responsible for ensuring compliance with Australia’s illegal logging laws. Our goal is to help you comply with the laws by educating you on your responsibilities.

However, significant penalties can apply if you:

  • import or process timber products that have come from illegally logged sources
  • breach your due diligence requirements

Our Compliance Plan 2018 explains our approach to ensuring compliance with the laws.

Download our Illegal Logging Compliance Plan

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Illegal Logging Compliance Plan PDF 161.17 MB
Illegal Logging Compliance Plan DOCX 16652 KB

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Compliance Audits

We perform regular audits to assess compliance with due diligence requirements.

If you are chosen for an audit, we will send you a Request for Information Notice.

This will ask you for:

  • Information about your due diligence system.
  • How you applied your system to a particular timber product or load of raw logs (as chosen by us).

We will then give feedback on whether your due diligence practices meet the illegal logging law’s requirements. If improvements are required, we will also provide you with information and guidance to assist you with your future compliance.

You need to provide the requested information by the date on the Request for Information Notice.

Download a template to help respond to a Request for Information Notice

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Request for information notice PDF 4692 KB
Request for information notice DOCX 428 KB

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For more information

If you have questions about your legal responsibilities and the due diligence requirements, please call the Illegal Logging Hotline 1800 657 313.

Alternatively, if you believe your supplier is dealing in illegally logged timber, you can call our Redline on 1800 803 006 for a confidential discussion.

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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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