Forestry Ministers Meetings are a forum for ministers with responsibility for forestry from the Australian, state and territory governments to discuss and share approaches to priorities affecting the forest and wood products industries.
The meetings were established in 2016 to share information, ideas, and progress policies.
Discussions at the most recent meeting confirmed the following priorities:
- Increasing resource security and domestic supply volumes
- Expanding the production of timber and wood products
- Expanding forestry’s contribution to climate change mitigation
- Expanding timber industry workforce opportunities and capacity
- Continued sustainable management of forests
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry provides secretariat support services for Forestry Ministers’ Meetings.
Communiques issued after each meeting are on the department's website.