State of the Forests Reports

Australia’s State of the Forests Report (SOFR) is the five-yearly national report on the status of Australia’s forests. The National Forest Pol​icy Statement, issued in 1992 by the Australian, state and territory governments, sets out a vision and goals, objectives and policies for Australia’s forests.

Environmental, social and economic forest-related data are collected from state and territory forest management agencies and Australian government departments and compiled into the Report.

The State of the Forests Report represents the key source of comprehensive information on Australia’s forests, and is used extensively across industry, state, territory and Australian governments, and research and educational institutions. It also serves as a source of data and information for many other publications, and underpins a range of international reporting requirements.

2018 Report


2013 Report


For previous reports visit the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment ABARES website