Tasmania has been producing some of the most beautiful timbers in the world for over a century. The Tasmanian timber industry has created this website as a resource for architects, furniture makers and designers, interior designers, specifiers, and builders.

The site is a combination of inspiration, showcasing case studies of exciting and innovative projects using Tasmanian Timber, and technical information.

The technical information has been produced by the Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW) at the University of Tasmania, Australia’s leading experts in timber.

The site is owned and maintained by the Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board (TTPB). The TTPB was established to:

  • Support those who use Tasmania’s strong and beautiful timbers.
  • Showcase the companies and groups that produce and sell it.

Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board

The Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board is a body corporate that was established by an Act of the Tasmanian Government in 1970. The aim of the Board, as set out in the Act, is to promote the use of wood, in Tasmania and elsewhere. It is charged particularly with promoting timber produced in Tasmania. To discharge this aim, the Board:

  • Researches into the use of wood and its derivatives: sawn timber and timber products;
  • Markets timber and timber products; and
  • Disseminates information on using timber and timber products.

The Board is funded by a Government-imposed levy, collected from the sale of all crown saw logs.

Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board Contributors

Britton Timbers
PO Box 369 Smithton Tas 7330

McKay Timber
PO Box 4 Glenorchy Tas 7010

Neville Smith Forest Products

PO Box 195 Fairfield Vic 3078

GL & VN Barber Pty Ltd
PO Box 599 Launceston TAS 7250

Morgan Timbers (Tas) Pty Ltd
PO Box 1077 Launceston TAS 7250

Torenius Timber Pty Ltd
1046 Arthur Highway Forcett TAS 7173

Western Junction Sawmill Pty Ltd
141 Perth Mill Road, Western Junction TAS 7212

Phillips Sawmill Pty Ltd
PO Box 138 Geeveston TAS 7116

Dovetail Timbers Pty Ltd
11 Tyndall Road Bonnett Hill TAS 7053

Geoffrey Page RSD
918 Lonnavale Road Lonnavale TAS 7109

Karanja Timbers Pty Ltd
Gordon River Rd Karanja TAS 7140

Andrew Smith
29 Canberra Road Claremont TAS 7011

Johnson Concrete & Landscape Supplies
9 Forster Street Campbell Town TAS 7210 Barnetts Wood Barn Lot 1 Tasman Highway St Helens TAS 7216

Leslie Rattray
RSD 55 Lottah Road Goulds Country TAS 7216

Blair & PK Blair
PO Box 123 Mole Creek TAS 7304

Kelly Gang Timbers Pty Ltd
PO Box 152 Deloraine TAS 7304

Bakes Sawmill Pty Ltd
RSD 847 Sheffield TAS 7306

Tasmanian Specialty Timbers Pty Ltd
PO Box 211 Queenstown TAS 7467


Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board: Site disclaimer

The Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board disclaims any and all liability whatsoever howsoever arising out of or in relation to the content of this website, including without loss of generality liability for any use or misuse for any purpose of any of the information (“the relevant information”) contained within the website or to which the website refers.

The relevant information may not be relied upon for any purpose. Any user of the site who or which intends to rely on any of the relevant information should take expert advice, from an expert of their own choosing, in relation to the matter. Access to this site, its content and the use or misuse of the relevant information is governed by the law of the State of Tasmania.

Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board Privacy Policy

The Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board (the Board) respects the privacy of individuals. This policy outlines the way we manage personal information that we collect or that is provided to us. It applies to the Board and those employed from time to time to manage the Board’s Internet site and associated marketing activities.

The Board is bound by National Privacy Principles (Principles) contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Act. In summary, the Principles describe ‘personal information’ as information relating to an individual that can be used to identify that individual.

The Board collects and holds personal information about:

  • members of companies or organisations that contribute to Boardl
  • those who register or request information and samples for the Board’s Internet site; and
  • people who may come into contact with the Board, attend its seminars or use the information that the Board may provide.

The type of information collected varies and may include (but is not limited to) name, address, contact details, and marketing information. This information may be obtained by way of forms filled out, information provided in person or by telephone by the individuals themselves, or from a third party. In general, the Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board uses personal information to:

  • provide information or services that have been requested;
  • communicate and maintain relationships with contributors and those with an interest in Tasmanian timber;
  • provide ongoing information about Tasmanian timber products, their producers and uses; and
  • comply with legal obligations.

Depending on the service concerned, personal information may be disclosed to:

  • timber producers or suppliers who can supply requested material or product information;
  • service providers and specialist advisers to the Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board who have been contracted to provide administrative or other services; and
  • a person authorised by an individual.

Generally, the Board requires that outside organisations who handle or obtain personal information acknowledge the confidentiality of this information, undertake to respect any individual’s right to privacy and comply with the Principles and this policy.

The Board is required by the Principles to safeguard the security and privacy of your information. This includes an obligation to take reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. The Principles also require Board not to store personal information longer than necessary. Where the Board no longer requires any personal information that we hold, we will destroy that personal information or remove details which may identify individuals.

You may obtain access to any personal information which the Board holds about you, unless one of the exceptions in the Principles applies by writing to:

The Manager
Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board
GPO Box 1682
Hobart 7001

The Board may charge a fee to cover the cost of verifying the application and locating, retrieving, reviewing and copying any material requested.


Copyright for the material on this site remains with the Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board. Every effort has been made to trace the copyright owners of additional source material. Where the attempts have been unsuccessful or accreditation is incorrect, the site authors will rectify any omission on notification.