Forestry Australia Policies

Forestry Australia will continue to advocate for sensible, sustainable and equitable policies that will allow the forest industry to compete and prosper in a complementary and sustainable manner.

Removal of unnecessary legislative and policy impediments is a key component of this process.

Forestry Australia Policy Statements

The following policy statements are the consensus view of Australian professional foresters on traditional and contemporary forestry matters. They are free of the beliefs and convictions of either political parties or industrial lobby groups. Although all members have had opportunity to contribute to the finalisation of these policies, the statements do not necessarily reflect the view of all members.

These policy statements will be subject to periodic review (normally every 3 years). Comments are welcome at any time and will be retained and considered when undertaking the next review. You are encouraged to use these statements in your private study and public submissions, provided due reference is given as to the source of the information.

Many Forestry Australia members are currently developing further policy statements covering a wide range of forestry issues.
New statements will be added to this website over coming months.


Genetically Modified Organisms in Forestry

Maintaining Forest Health

Management of Private Native Forests

Forest Management Planning

Silviculture in Australia Native Forests

Future Directions for Australia National Forest Policy

Riverine Red Gum Forest of the Southern Murray-Darling Basin

Dryland Salinity Mitigation and Trees

Environmental Services from Forests and their Valuation

Genetically Modified Organisms in Forestry

IFA position on the proposed Great Forest National Park The IFA position on the proposed Great Forest National Park is that the current mix of public land tenures in the Victorian Central Highlands allows a good balance between conservation and other (multiple) land uses. There is no need to create a ‘Great Forest National Park’. Creation of the proposed Great Forest National Park therefore is not supported.   The reasons are outlined in the document: IFA position on the proposed ‘Great Forest National Park’