Do not enter the forest when there are strong winds.
Trees can uproot, or branches, tree tops and cones may fall.

City Forests welcomes visitors to its forests to enjoy the recreational and educational opportunities the forests offer. Please be aware that this applies to specified areas and the extent of this access depends on forestry operations, and on the protection of the forests themself and the safety of all people who visit or operate in the them.

Forest entry is generally by permit only (to be applied for at least a week in advance), but walkers are welcome in Ross Creek Forest and on the Flagstaff Creek Forest walking track at all times. MTB cyclists are welcome to use the purpose-built MTB tracks in Ross Creek Forest. The use of other City Forests' forest areas must be outside of normal forestry operational hours, i.e. during weekends, public holidays and weekdays from 6pm until dusk during the daylight saving period of the year. Forests may be closed at any time due to operations and hazardous conditions. READ MORE

Horse riding is permitted in Flagstaff Forest outside of normal forestry operational hours.  Other areas require a permit before entry.

Hunting and motorcycling are permitted in restricted areas, for which permits are required. READ MORE or APPLY ONLINE

Special events in the forest, e.g. car and trail bike rallies organised by clubs, can be facilitated. READ MORE

The taking of firewood, seedlings of any kind and Christmas trees from our forests is strictly prohibited.

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