Forestry is an important part of the social and economic fabric of Victoria, providing jobs, income and products derived from a natural, sustainable and renewable resource.
We work with commercial forest industries to maximise economic value from production and processing of timber (plantations and native forests on public and private land) in a socially and environmentally sustainable manner, and assist industry to adapt to environmental, social and economic change.
We also provide extensive information for landholders to facilitate forestry into rural properties, with a particular focus on farm forestry, plantation biosecurity and forestry climate change impacts.
- Timber Industry Action Plan
Learn how the Timber Industry Action Plan assists the timber industry to meet key challenges.
- Wood Utilisation Plans (WUPs) - have your say
Comments are invited on proposed WUPs for 2013-16. The WUPs detail planned commercial timber harvesting from State forest in western Victoria.
- Safety in forestry operations
Provide a safe workplace for yourself, employees and contractors with these resources to help identify, assess and control hazards in forestry operations.
- Myrtle Rust - spreading in Victoria
Get the latest on this exotic plant disease and how you can help slow its spread, including registering for our training sessions on identification and management.
- Socio-economic characteristics of Victoria's forestry industries
A summary of the results of the Forest Industry Survey, a survey of employment and expenditure by the plantation and native forest industry in Victoria.