EDO Tasmania is a community legal service providing expert information and advice to individuals and groups throughout Tasmania.  They can assist with a range of environmental and planning matters, including forestry, development activities, coastal protection, water management, marine farming, mining, climate change adaptation and the protection of cultural heritage.

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Commission was established in 1986 as an independent statutory organisation reporting to the Commonwealth Parliament through the Attorney-General. Their vision is human rights: everyone, everywhere, everyday.

Tasmania’s Marine Farming Regulatory Framework, and how to improve it

This article outlines some of the criticisms of the current Tasmanian system, reviews the regulatory frameworks in other marine farming countries, and recommends changes to move Tasmania towards a best practice model.

Organisation Address: 131 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2770

Web Address: http://www.edotas.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Improving-Tasmanias-Marine-Farming-Framework.pdf

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

Also in: Fisheries & Marine Farming


Forestry Operations

Forestry activities in Tasmania are generally regulated under the following laws: Forest Practices Act 1985 – sets out processes for the development of the Forest Practices Code and assessment and regulation of forestry operations Forest Management Act 2013 – outlines Forestry Tasmania’s ongoing management responsibilities for State forest areas, road maintenance, setting wood production policy and entering into supply contracts Forestry (Rebuilding the

Organisation Address: 131 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2770

Web Address: http://www.edotas.org.au/haveyoursay/ongoing-opportunities/forestry/

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

Also in: Forestry


Small Farm Planning Workshops 2017

Property Management Planning (PMP) is a process for developing and documenting the visions and goals for a property, with a focus on natural resources. Small farms have different needs to larger properties and this program has been designed specifically for small properties typically ranging in size from 5 – 100 hectares.

Organisation Address: 313 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Phone: 03 6221 6111

Web Address: https://www.nrmsouth.org.au/small-farm-planning-workshops-2017/

Link Owner: Natural Resource Management

Also in: Farming


What you can build

Some building work can be done without a permit or getting a builder surveyor involved, other work requires approval.  Find out more in this fact sheet.

Organisation Address: 110 Collins St, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, Australia

Phone: 1300 135 513

Web Address: http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/building/consumer_building_information/what_you_can_build

Link Owner: Department of Justice

Also in: Boundary Fences , Housing , Local Government , Planning & Development , Planning and Development


Building a Farm Dam

A streamlined, risk-based approach for the approval of farm dam construction has been developed by the Tasmanian Government. This is the result of amendments to the Water Management Act 1999 (the Act) that came into force on 1 January 2016.

Organisation Address: 1 Franklin Wharf, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6169 9021

Web Address: http://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/water/dams/building-a-farm-dam

Link Owner: Tasmanian Government

Also in: Farming