Clearing in accordance with self-assessable codes under the Native Vegetation Act

The Native Vegetation Act 2003 and the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 were repealed on 25 August. For information on the new arrangements for managing native vegetation visit the Land Management website.

Self-assessable codes for managing native vegetation

The Native Vegetation Act 2003 (NV Act) and Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 were repealed on 25 August 2017 however the self-assessable code notifications for managing native vegetation under this legislation continue to remain in force for 18 months after the repeal date and obligations to manage and maintain set-aside areas continue in perpetuity.

This means that if a landholder has notified OEH of intended clearing using one of the self-assessable codes prior to the repeal of the NV Act, they can undertake the clearing up until 24 February 2019.

Landholders have until 24 February 2019 to complete any clearing using one of the NV Act self-assessable codes. After this date, any further clearing will be deemed as illegal.

Modify or withdraw a notification

Landholders are also able to modify or withdraw an existing notification, but will need assistance from the Local Land Services (LLS). Please contact an LLS office if you want to modify or withdraw an existing notification.

Notification system

Landholders are still able to access the Notification system in a Read-only capacity. No new notifications can be submitted. To make any changes to an existing notification, contact an LLS office.

Access the Notification system.

Guidelines for the self-assessable codes

Landholder guides take you through the process of planning to clear in accordance with the codes. They explain how to undertake the site assessments required to determine what clearing and clearing methods can be used with a code.

Local Land Services is available to help you interpret and apply one of these codes on your landholding.

New native vegetation legislation

Current legislation governing the clearing of native vegetation is the Local Land Services Act 2013. Under this legislation the Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code will support landholders to manage their land. Contact LLS for more information or to find out how to apply this code on your landholding.

Page last updated: 21 February 2018