New south Wales:
Collecting firewood inside parks can degrade habitat and biodiversity, while bringing firewood into a park can introduce pests and diseases
Collecting firewood in parks for use off-park is prohibited.
Collecting timber for firewood is allowed in backcountry (more remote) areas, in any park category, except where it is:
- prohibited by a park plan of management
- prohibited by a sign or notice
- for commercial gain
- for use outside the park boundary.
Victoria (colder than Ireland in alot of it during winter so people have stoves and fireplaces and would collect for non camping purposes). It’s alot more convoluted in terms of rules here…but more amenable to collecting wood
You will require this permit if you intend to collect or remove firewood from council land or roadsides. Firewood collection areas are designated by your local council and in some areas, firewood collection is only permitted in Autumn (1 March - 30 June) and Spring (1 September - 30 November).
Firewood can be collected in State forests for home use in designated places at specific times.