August 23, 2020

With the cooler weather hitting NSW, Local Land Services is reminding people that it is illegal to collect firewood from Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs).

“While it is lovely to enjoy a roaring fire when the mercury drops, do not get burnt by a hefty fine for taking wood illegally,” said Local Land Services Director of Regional Operations, Rob Kelly.

Anyone caught removing timber or disturbing vegetation (alive or dead) from a TSR can be fined up to $5,500 under the Local Land Services Act 2013.

While firewood collection is not permitted on TSRs, members of the public can apply for a permit to collect firewood from selected state forests.

Contact 1300 655 687 for details or visit: for further details.

For more information on TSRs visit or call Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.

Reminder: In line with current COVID 19 public health advice, TSRs are not available at present for any recreational purpose, including camping.