• 1 Burning Cape York
  • 7 Spokes Lookout Regen
  • 6 Spokes Trail Wildfire
  • 2 Blackbutt Sawlogs Bellangry NSW
  • 3 Plot Measurment
  • 1 Young Worker
  • 5 Old Growth Tallowood
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About IFA

Going strong since 1935, the Institute of Foresters of Australia is a professional body with over 1100 members engaged in all branches of forest management and conservation in Australia. The Institute is strongly committed to the principles of sustainable forest management and the processes and practices which translate these principles into outcomes.

The membership represents all segments of the forestry profession, including public and private practitioners engaged in many aspects of forestry, nature conservation, resource and land management, research, administration and education. Membership is not restricted to professional foresters. Other forestry professionals are welcome to join IFA.

The IFA is registered nationally as a Company Limited by Guarantee operating under a Constitution. The ‘Objects’ of the Institute are:

  1. To advance and protect the cause of forestry

  2. To maintain a high standard of qualification in persons engaged in the practice of forestry

  3. To promote professional standards and ethical practice among those engaged in forestry

  4. To promote social intercourse between persons engaged in forestry

  5. To publish and make educational, marketing and other materials available to those engaged in forestry

  6. To provide the services of the Institute to forestry organisations inside Australia and in overseas countries as the Board may deem appropriate.

There are Divisions of the IFA in each State and the Australian Capital Territory, headed by the Divisional Chair and coordinated through volunteer Committees.

The Association of Consulting Foresters of Australia (ACFA) is a national Division of IFA.


The IFA is a member of the following organisations.

FSC  afs logo id     IUCN   commonwealth forestry assoc

Corporate documents

All the following documents are downloadable by clicking on the links Constitution 2013 Discussion paper on IFA Governance IFA Code of Ethics - (dead link from ifa.interactcreative.com.au - website suspended) IFA Privacy Policy IFA Strategic Plan 2013 2015/16 IFA Annual Report 2014/15 IFA Full Financial Report 2014/15 IFA Annual Report ​2013/2014 Full Financial report 2013/2014 IFA Annual...

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IFA Policies

Please find IFA policies as follows: Conservation and Management of Rainsforests Forest Genetic Resources Conservation of Australian Native Forests and Woodlands Genetically Modified Organisms in Forestry Timber Production and Biological Diversity Maintaining Forest Healthz Conservation of Remnant Native Woodlands Forest Certification Management of Private Native Forests Plantations...

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Forestry Scholarship Fund (FSF)

Applications for the Forestry Scholarship Fund are currently closed. About the fund » Applying for a scholarship » Donating to the scholarship fund » Managing a fundraising event » About the fund The Forestry Scholarship Fund was established when it became clear that there was a shortage of skilled foresters in Australia, due to declining enrolments in tertiary forestry education and the...

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IFA staff and secretariat

Canberra office Institute of Foresters of AustraliaNew address and contact details from 31 August 2015 are as follows: Unit 10, Building C, Trevor Pearcey HouseTraeger Court28-32 Thynne StreetBruce ACT 2617 PO Box 351, Macquarie ACT 2614 Phone: 02 6153 3044 Contact emails: CEO - Bob Gordon / COO - Sarah Paradice Admin/2017 Conference - Kenia Schmitt Membership – Plaxy McCulloch Finance...

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