Forests Australia

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The  Forests Australia website provides up-to-date information on Australia's forests including forest-related publications and maps, and links to forest management organisations and institutions.

The website is hosted by ABARES in the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, and represents collaboration between many Australian forest-related organisations, including all Australian, state and territory govern​ments.​

Latest releases​

Australia's State of the Forests Report 2018 is the fifth and latest in the series of comprehensive five-yearly national reports on Australia's forests. It presents the best available data and information for reporting the status of Australia's forests. 

The latest issue of Australian forest and wood products statistics includes updated data for key indicators of domestic forestry sector activity, estimates of the volume and value of logs harvested, and updated trade statistics for wood products.

ABARES national wood processing survey 2016-17 is the fourth comprehensive survey undertaken by ABARES since 2006–07 to provide information on structural changes in Australia’s wood processing industry. This survey of Australian wood processors obtained up-to-date mill-specific data on production, mill inputs and employment.

Australian plantation statistics 2019 is the third annual update since the five-yearly comprehensive spatial plantation report was released in 2016. The 2019 update is based on tabular data and supports strategic forest industry planning and decision-making by presenting information on total plantation area, new planting and ownership.

​​Australia's plantation log supply 2015-2059 is Australia's fifth plantation log availability forecast report. It presents forecasts of sawlog and pulplog volumes available from softwood and hardwood plantations. These comprehensive log supply reports are published every five years.  

Last reviewed:
17 Jun 2019