News & Alerts

News & Alerts

Reminder: Don't enter forests during strong winds
Monday 1st September 2014
A general reminder to visitors to our forests - stay out of the forests when winds are strong. Falling material such as broken branches, cones, blown out tree-tops, and even toppling trees can be a very real hazard. If in doubt - stay out!

Allow at least a week for permits
Wednesday 20th August 2014

It's good to see people using our online permit application process. However please be aware that you need to give us at least a week (and preferably longer) to process your permit, otherwise we cannot guarantee that we'll have it ready for you.

City Forests' Hunting Blocks have changed
Friday 6th September 2013

Due to changing operational requirements we have revamped the hunting blocks available for permitted use. There are new areas with new boundaries and the blocks have also been renumbered, so please throw out your old maps. The four blocks we now offer have good vehicle access right to their boundaries. Maps of the new blocks may be downloaded from this page. Remember, we prefer online applications for hunting blocks, which are balloted out regularly. Successful applicants will be notified by post.

Online Permit Applications
Wednesday 1st May 2013

You can now apply for a general access, hunting, fishing or motorcycle permit through our website. Click here to read more and to download hunting maps. Click here to apply for a permit online.

Getting a Permit for forest access
Tuesday 16th April 2013

Permits are issued free of charge, but are required prior to entry to any of the company's forests (except for non-vehicle access to Flagstaff and Ross Creek forests). Unfortunately a recent reduction in staff numbers means that we are now no longer able to offer a while-you-wait service for access and recreation permits. City Forests now operates an online permit application service. We ask that you allow at least a week (preferably longer) for your permit to be issued. This will generally be done by post. For any queries, please contact us.