Forestry hirers and contractors


The Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act 2005 sets out requirements to assist harvesting and haulage contractors (forestry contractors) to improve their business skills and better understand their cost structures and their contracts.

Rates and costs schedules for forestry contractors

Rates and costs schedules give contractors information on the typical running costs of a business and rates typically paid to employee drivers for similar work.

Information Booklet for Forestry Contractors

The Victorian Forestry Contractors Information Booklet is a practical resource to assist forestry contractors to successfully operate a business.

Negotiating agents – forestry contractors

The legislation allows forestry contractors to appoint a negotiating agent to negotiate contract conditions and rates on their behalf. The Forestry Industry Council has developed model instruments for use by forestry contractors and hirers.

Written contracts – forestry contractors

The legislation provides that certain engagements must be in writing, and must specify the minimum number of hours of work or income level that the contractor will receive.

Page last updated: 20 July 2016