Upcoming Events in Victoria

SOCIAL NIGHT | The Victorian transition out of native timber harvesting and the associated reform program


Victoria is home to an area of native forest larger than the entire land mass of Tasmania. The end of native timber harvesting on 1 January 2024 presents new opportunities to improve how we manage our forests, balancing recreation and tourism use with protecting our environment and supporting Traditional Owner self-determination.

Join a conversation with representatives from the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) about land management following the end of native timber harvesting, including self-determination by Traditional Owners, public consultation on future land tenures, integrated fire and forest management, and managing our forests under climate change.

Date: Thursday 13 June
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm (AEST)

Location: The Last Jar, 616 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne | Upstairs Function Room

Meals: Meals and drinks at the Bar (please order your meal when you register for the event, to simplify catering for the kitchen).
CLICK HERE for Menu options

Forestry Australia members: $0
Non-Members: $0
EVENT Registration Limit: 30

Program & Speakers

Kelly Crosthwaite – Deputy Secretary Bushfire & Forest Services
Dominik Nicholls – Director Forest Policy, Policy and Planning Division
Lindsay Rayner – Executive Director Policy and Planning Division

5:30 – 6.00pm             Arrival – Upstairs function room

6.00 – 7.00pm             Approximate time of Presentations

7.00 – 8.30pm             Social time

Registrations Close: Wednesday 12 June @ 10.00am

FFORNE FIELD TRIP | John Woodley Farm Forest – Sustaining Farm Plantations

Take a walk through John Woodley’s farm forest with a discussion and presentation by John Coyne

Date: Sunday 16 June
Time: 10.30am – 1.00pm (AEST)

Location: Near Taggerty, VIC
Exact location will be provided in a confirmation email upon registering.

Meals: BYO morning tea and lunch.
Equipment: Please bring a hard hat, sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing according to forecast weather

Toilets: Please be advised that there are no toilets onsite. The closest public toilet is near Taggerty Hall, less than a 5min drive away from the field trip site.
Taggerty Hall is located at the junction of Maroondah Highway and Taggerty Thornton Road.

Forestry Australia members: $0
Non-Members: $0

Presenter: John Coyne

10.30am                          Arrival at meeting point

11.00am – 1.00pm       Walk and discussion through the farm forest with presentation

1.00pm                           Conclusion of presentation. You’re welcome to leave at this time or stay and have your BYO lunch on the plantation

Member Registration: $0
Non-Member Registration: $0
Registrations Close: Thursday 13 June @ 10.00am

Past Events

Networking Event:  Let’s talk about Biodiversity Offsets at the pub | Alexandra, VIC
Friday 17 May

FIELD TRIP: Farm Forestry Field Day at Titanga, Lismore
Saturday 11 May 

Victorian Annual Meeting
Thursday 23 November 2023 | Time: 5:00pm

Sunday 19 November | Time: 12:00pm

FIELD TRIP: Forestry and active management for biodiversity
Date: Saturday 7 October

Networking Event: Urban Forestry
Date: Thursday 21 September
Speaker: Kelly Hertzog, Manager, Urban Forest and Ecology, City of Melbourne

Victorian Forestry: Where to next?
Discussions around the ongoing impacts of and response to the Victorian Government decision to close native forestry in December 2023
Date: Thursday 20 July

VIC Field Trip: Opportunities for agroforestry and utilising plantation grown hardwoods in Gippsland
Date: Saturday 29 April

VIC: Networking Event
WithOneSeed Project, East Timor. Presentation by Andrew Mahar, AM
Date: Thursday 23 February 2023

End of Year Celebration & Seminar
Increasing productivity and value of Victoria’s forest plantations through tree breeding: past, present and future.
Date: Thursday 8 December 2022

Open Day: Farm Forestry at Brimin Lodge, NE Victoria
Date: Sunday 9 October 2022

Networking Event: Australia’s Timber Supply
Australia’s Timber Supply: The role of imports, impacts of war and what do we do now?
Date: Thursday 8 September 2022

File Trip & Demostration: CERES Fair wood
Gippsland Agroforestry Network (GAN)
Date: Wednesday 15 June 2022

Field Trip: Strathbogie
Farm Forestry North-East (FFORNE)
Date: Saturday 4 June 2022

Field Trip: Forest Pest Management Research Consortium – Gippsland
Date: Thursday 21 May 2022

Networking Event: Warragul
Gippsland Plantations and Investment
Date: Thursday 16 December 2021