Restricted Public Access to Plantations

3 April 2020

HVP has incorporated the federal government announcements regarding non-essential outdoor gatherings into its public access program. This announcement, along with other requirements, has impacts to the public visiting HVP Plantations land.

Government directives require you to stay at home unless you are:

  • Going to work or education (if you are unable to do so at home)
  • Shopping for essential supplies
  • Going out for personal exercise in your neighbourhood on your own or with one other
  • Attending medical appointments or compassionate visits

More information about these restrictions can be found at:

What does this mean for forest recreation users?

  • Unless HVP Plantation land is in your neighbourhood – you should not be visiting
  • Physical exercise (walking, trail running, mountain bike riding) for local people is still permitted for solo or pair activity or for families who live together – AS ALWAYS, THESE REMAIN WORKING FORESTS, OBSERVE WORKSITE SIGNAGE AND DO NOT ENTER ACTIVE WORKSITES.
  • Restrictions to motorised recreation is still in place
  • Avoid gathering in groups at car parks and other popular meeting areas

What does this mean for event permits?

  • All recreation event permits are cancelled including recreation based commercial activity permits and all organised event permits

If you have an enquiry relating to your permit, please contact us.

Human Powered Pass

For approved non-commercial recreational activities such as mountain bike riding, running and walking or horse-riding for individuals or groups of up to 6 people. No fee applies. An Event Permit is required for groups larger than 6.

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Event Permit

For approved commercial and non-commercial recreational, educational and community or hobby activities such as sporting competitions, functions, undertaken by groups over 6 people. A fee applies.

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Operator Permit

For approved commercial and non-commercial recreational, production or hobby activities such as led tours, club activities, mushrooming, regularly undertaken by groups of up to 12 people (including the tour operator/leader).

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Film & Photo Permit

For commercial or non-commercial filming by a company, institution, group or individual. This includes feature or short films, television, advertisements, news and current affairs, corporate or educational videos, documentaries and student films. A fee applies.

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Remember – these are working plantations – you are responsible for your own safety and enter at your own risk.

All Access is revoked on days of Total Fire Ban or HVP Forest Closures. Monitor HVP’s Facebook page prior to any access for notification of any local plantation closures.

Applications should be made at a minimum 21 days prior to the desired date for access.

All applicants need to have completed and agreed to the Visitor Induction Terms and conditions prior to applying for a Human Powered Pass or any Permit.

HVP reserves the right to decline any access and permit application without explanation.

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