Upcoming Events in ACT

Commemorative Event at Australian Forestry School

Date: Monday 4 December | Time: 4:00pm
Location: Australian Forestry School Building, Banks St, Yarralumla
Please note: The ceremony will be followed by Forestry Australia’s (BYO) End-of-Year Drinks.

You are invited to the unveiling of a commemorative plaque installed in the heritage-listed Australian Forestry School building. The School was the national centre for forestry education from 1927 to 1965.  Some 580 foresters from 14 countries graduated with professional qualifications from the School during this period.

The School and associated former CSIRO site are a part of Westbourne Woods, and are proposed for redevelopment by the owners, Gunyar Pty Ltd. You can read more about their plans and associated public submissions here.

The President of Forestry Australia, Dr Michelle Freeman, will unveil the plaque in the presence of AFS foresters and friends, members of Forestry Australia, and representatives of Gunyar Pty Ltd and the potential developers, Oakstand.

Please meet in front of the main School building, Building no. 9 at the junction of Banks St. and Schlich St., Yarralumla.

Fenner School Public Lecture

Date: Thursday 7 December | Time: 1:00pm
Sundarban:  A Unique Gift of Nature

In this lecture Prof. Mahmood Hossain, Vice-Chancellor of Khulna University, Bangladesh, will take you on a journey to discover the biodiversity hotspot of the Sundarban mangrove forest. For more details, click HERE.

Past Events

ACT & NSW Field Trip: Responsible Wood Production & Conservation
Tumut and Tumbarumba Forests, overnight
Saturday 6 May to Sunday 7 May 2023

Annual General Meeting
Date: Tuesday 1 November 2022
Location: Forestry Building ANU & Online

Field Trip: Ultimate Renewable – the forests of Tumut & Tumbarumba
Dates: Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 August 2022
Location: Canberra to Tumut NSW (overnight option)

Online Event & Forum: South-East Forestry Hub
Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022
Speakers: Malcolm McComb, Hub Chair & Rob de Fegely, Hub Manager

Field Trip: Lower Cotter Catchment
Date: Saturday 5 March 2022

Field Trip: Namadgi National Park
Date: Saturday 11 December 2021