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    The IFA is Australia's only professional body for foresters and other forestry professionals.

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    Become an IFA member to gain valuable forest-related training, access to publications and professional industry recognition.

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IFA News

2015/16 Annual Report

The IFA 2015/16 Annual Report was presented to the AGM on 6 Otober in Mount Gambier and is available online.

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IFA AGM and Forest Fire Management Forum

Future Protection of our Natural Landscapes Mount Gambier , South AustraliaThursday 6 – Saturday 8 October 2016   For more information and bookings: click HERE   • Hear the Commonwealth...

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Plan for the transformation of the Australian Forest Products Industry

The Forest Industry Advisory Council has developed a goal to triple the economic value of the forest industry by 2050 – something they aim to achieve by implementing three major objectives. ‘Firstly we...

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Forest and Forest Industry Tour

AFPA invites IFA members to participate in the upcoming Forest and Forest Industry Market Development Mission to South East Asia with Senator Colbeck. Please note that the full Mission runs from 19 to...

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  • Registered Professional Forester Professional foresters
  • Association of Consulting Foresters of Australia Consulting foresters
  • IFA 2017 Conference IFA 2017 Conference - Claim the Date
  • Professional foresters

    The Registered Professional Forester (RPF) scheme is a formal registration system that offers quality assurance on people with forestry expertise. The scheme is administered by the Institute of Foresters of Australia and is available to members and non-members of IFA.


  • Consulting foresters

    The Association of Consulting Foresters of Australia (ACFA) was established in 1978 in response to the need to promote and protect the credibility and competence of Australia's consulting foresters. ACFA now operates as a Division of the IFA and members are known both as ACFA members and consulting foresters.


  • IFA 2017 Conference - Claim the Date

    The IFA will be holding it's 2017 Conference on Monday 14th August to Thursday 17th August 2017.

    The conference will be held in Cairns at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel.


IFA Publications

The IFA supports three regular publications

In addition the IFA makes freely available other occasional publications including IFA Policy Statements, media releases and submissions.