Who employs forestry professionals?
ABARE (2012) estimates that around 66,000 people work in forest,
logging and forest products industries. The forest products industries
as a group are Australia's second largest manufacturing industry and a
major regional employer.
Almost all publicly owned native forests are owned by the States and
territories, so many foresters are employed by State/territorial forest
services or national park and wildlife agencies.
In recent years an
increasing number of foresters have been employed by private companies,
especially in connection with plantation management. There are many
independent consultant foresters who work with farmers on plantation
establishment or management, or in landcare activities, with mining
companies and water catchment agencies.
Forestry careers websites
The IFA recommends two websites for forestry career and jobs information: Growing Careers and CareerHarvest.
an industry initiative resourced by Forest and Wood Products Australia
Ltd (FWPA) on behalf of the forest and wood products industry and the
an initiative of the Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture.