Forests Australia

​​​​​​The ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Forests Australia website 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.

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

​Latest releases​​​​​​​

​​​​​Australia's forests at a glance 2017​ is the latest version of the pocket-book compendium of data and information about Australia's native forests and industrial plantations, which is released annually. 

Australia's Forestry Industry 2017​ map provides a detailed snapshot of the forest industry, including the location of major wood processing facilities, native forest tenure, hardwood and softwood plantations, as well as roads and forestry ports. 

Australian plantation statistics 2017 is the first annual update since the five-yearly comprehensive spatial plantation report was released last year. The 2017 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.  

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. 

Last reviewed:
22 Aug 2017