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Forests Australia

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Forests Australia provides up-to-date information on Australia's forests - from the latest forest-related publications, maps and tools to links to forest management organisations and institutions.

This website, hosted by the ABARES in the Australian Government ​Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, represents collaboration between many Australian forest-related organisations, including all Australian state and territory governments.


Australian forest profiles 2016​ is the latest series of eight fact sheets on Australia's native forest types. Profiles are available for seven broad native forest types that are defined by dominant native species in Australia, namely acacia, callitris, casuarina, eucalypt, mangrove, melaleuca and rainforest plus an eighth overview fact sheet. 

Australia​n plantation statistics 2016 is the latest in the series of the five-yearly plantation reports​ based on spatial data.​ It supports strategic forest industry planning and decision-making by presenting information on total plantation area, new planting and ownership. 

Short-term forecasts of selected wood product sales volume: Method and assumptions​​ is a technical report that documents the methods and assumptions underlying ABARES forecasts of the quarterly sales volume for selected wood products from the Forest and Wood Products Australia Softwood Data series.

Climatic suitability of Australia's production forests for myrtle rust is a new report that combines climatic suitability modelling for myrtle rust across Australia with spatial data on Australia's production forests and forecast wood availability, to predict areas of Australia that are highly suitable climatically for this disease, and the proportion of Australia’s forecast eucalypt log availability that derives from these areas.​

The Benefits of producing Australia's State of the Forests Reports​ are identified in this paper as an element of reviewing the production of the reports, as a way of ensuring that identified benefits are maintained through any change to how the reports are produced. ​

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Forest data, maps and tools

Select from a range of forest maps of Australia or create your own.

Forest data, maps and tools

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Australia's State of the Forests Report 2013

Australia’s State of the Forests Report 2013 is a comprehensive source of information on Australia’s forests. It is the fourth report in the five-yearly series of national reports on the status of Australia’s forests.

Australia's State of the Forests Report 2013