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Post  RichandSue on Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:10 pm

Below is a response I got when I requested some info on fossicking in NSW state forests near the ACT.

Hope it is helpful to some one.

Rich


To fossick in State forests you will require a Special Purpose Permit.
These are issued by the Region that manages that particular forest.
For forests in the Canberra area I would suggest:
Hume Region
Riverina Highlands Building
76 Capper Street Tumut
P: 6947 3911
F: 6947 2865

Also, here is some further information on fossicking.
http://www.resources.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/363544/A-Guide-to-Fossicking-in-New-South-Wales.PDF

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Post  philip.j.thompson on Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:40 pm

We were up in Oberon two weeks ago, contacted Bathurst Forestry, over the mobile were able to purchase special purpose permits to fossick in all nsw state forests except those held under lease. Cost was $22 paid by card over the phone. Did have to sign an agreement sent by email, printed signed scanned and returned. Printed down a number of hardcopies of the permit. regards Phil pirat

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Post  RichandSue on Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:31 pm

philip.j.thompson wrote:We were up in Oberon two weeks ago, contacted Bathurst Forestry, over the mobile were able to purchase special purpose permits to fossick in all nsw state forests except those held under lease. Cost was $22 paid by card over the phone. Did have to sign an agreement sent by email, printed signed scanned and returned. Printed down a number of hardcopies of the permit. regards Phil pirat

Sounds good, how do you know which forests are under lease?

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Post  RichandSue on Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:41 pm

Phil are you sure this permit is for all state forests

When you go to there site they say something about "individual regional permits".

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Post  philip.j.thompson on Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:30 pm

Permit says Special Purpose Permit , specified activity Fossicking in State Forests, Forest All Forests NSW, Conditions -the thing we signed and sent back- must conform with mining act 1992, can't go on if lease without authority of lease holder. How you find out if lease is active is contact Forestry. We contacted Jenny Wasow, Business Support Officer, Macquarie Region Forests NSW 0263315528 to get this little beauty. I intend to plead I didn,t know if I do stumble onto forestry leased ground. Already had to wave it at a state forest near Temora. Magic. Very nice person to deal with, regards Phil Very Happy

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Post  RichandSue on Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:49 pm

philip.j.thompson wrote:Permit says Special Purpose Permit , specified activity Fossicking in State Forests, Forest All Forests NSW, Conditions -the thing we signed and sent back- must conform with mining act 1992, can't go on if lease without authority of lease holder. How you find out if lease is active is contact Forestry. We contacted Jenny Wasow, Business Support Officer, Macquarie Region Forests NSW 0263315528 to get this little beauty. I intend to plead I didn,t know if I do stumble onto forestry leased ground. Already had to wave it at a state forest near Temora. Magic. Very nice person to deal with, regards Phil Very Happy

Phil,
Thanks again for the info.
The online doco seems to read as though you need one for various areas, bloody confusing.

I have been looking out how to find out how this is done, I see references to a thing called TAS MAP but that is no longer available and has been replaced by another facility see below(not sure if this is the right one either Smile:

http://www.resources.nsw.gov.au/titles/online-services

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Post  Detectist on Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:43 pm

My pass is about to expire so I'm finding this possible extension to all State Forests in NSW quite interesting.

Here is the link to the Special Permit stage http://www.forests.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/306703/03_spp-application-form.pdf

Here are links to 2 other relevant pages:
http://www.forests.nsw.gov.au/visiting/activities/fossicking
http://www.resources.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/363544/A-Guide-to-Fossicking-in-New-South-Wales.PDF (5.5mb download)

Forgot to mention - my permit was for Forests in the block East and South of Canberra. I had to use an office of State Forests down the coast (Batemans Bay or Narooma from memory). A check of their contact page shows offices at the moment http://www.forests.nsw.gov.au/about/contact-us
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Post  philip.j.thompson on Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:35 pm

Mate go the Bathurst office , as described all NSW covered, I suspect the left does not know what the right is doing but I do not care, it is a legal document and I would love to be challenged and take it to court
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Post  Detectist on Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:42 am

I've submitted my application for a new permit with the Bathurst Office. I've asked for access to all State Forests. I'll let you know how I go.
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Post  LONE WOLF XLIX on Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:13 pm

It Appears that all new permits now issued are for ALL STATE FORESTS exept those under lease and the conditions are supplied with the permit when you get it . I just applied for mine and thats what i got with out asking any qustions about what it covers its written on the permit.....
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Post  RichandSue on Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:09 pm

Lone Wolf wrote:It Appears that all new permits now issued are for ALL STATE FORESTS exept those under lease and the conditions are supplied with the permit when you get it . I just applied for mine and thats what i got with out asking any qustions about what it covers its written on the permit.....

I was chasing down a permit and rang a number in the local area. They could not help me but did confirm that what you say was true.

I then rang another area indicated on their web site and got no where again.

So I rang Bathurst and success, very helpful and friendly people, even those who could not help directly.

The lady from Bathurst confirmed that it is now for all state forests. I did this over the phone and if all goes well should receive my permit via email today. You may have some trouble if you ring next week as the lady doing the permit, not sure if she is the only one, is going on holidays.

In ended I would recommend going via Bathurst as they seem to know what to do.

As a matter of interest I went in to a local ACT CONNECT today to find out where in the ACT you can go and if you need a permit. They had no idea and gave me the phone number of the defunct local fossicking club.

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Post  philip.j.thompson on Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:09 pm

Well done, but do avoid national parks and check state forests have not been converted into them in NSW. Believe me even the National Park guys do not know what is going to suddenly morph into a park overnight. pirat regards Phil

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Post  Detectist on Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:03 pm

I got my permit back the other day. Yep - all State forests in NSW.
Fantastic.
Bathurst Forests people were very helpful and responsive.
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