Supply and sale of state forest products
We have the right to sell state-owned forest products in Queensland under the Forestry Act 1959. Most state-owned timber resources are sold to individual timber-processing companies under long-term sales permits, to provide planning certainty for the industry.
Under our supervision, permit-holders organise the harvest and extraction of log timber using their own appropriately skilled and certified employees or contractors.
We sell Queensland sandalwood, which is valued for its aromatic oil content. Sandalwood is selectively harvested, processed and exported under export licence to Asian markets, principally for the production of incense products.
We also sell other forest products, such as:
- woodturning timber
- fencing timber
- didgeridoo blanks