The Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) is a professional body with over 1200 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 persons associated with or interested in the area of forests are welcome to join IFA.

The many benefits of being a Member of the IFA include:

  • email advice of current employment vacancies

  • weekly member-only news Bulletin advising members of current events and encouraging an exchange of information in forestry

  • a quarterly newsletter, The Forester, covering member news, letters to the editor, opinion, stories and events

  • access to every paper ever published in the quarterly scientific peer reviewed journal - Australian Forestry - valued at over $400

  • opportunity for accreditation as a Registered Forestry Professional or recognition as a consulting forester

  • member only rates at field days, workshops and seminars focusing on forestry issues

  • member only rates at our biennial national conference and other major events

  • locally-based networking meetings and events (through States, divisions and regional branches)

  • the potential to contribute to the advancement of forestry in Australia through submissions and policy statements

  • access to member only services accessed through website

  • a Membership Certificate confirming your professional membership

  • a tax deduction for your membership subscription

  • professional recognition, including honours and awards.


Become an IFA Member

The Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) is a professional body with over 1200 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,...

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Membership Categories

IFA offers membership in one of the following six categories: Voting Member Associate Member Young professional Over 65 & Retired Student Member Overseas Member Membership is open to all persons who work in forestry, and not just professional foresters. Practitioners engaged in nature conservation, resource and land management, research, administration and education are welcome as members. Once...

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Member Online Services

Once logged in (hover over 'Members' at the top of the screen and click on 'Members Login', or 'Sign Up' to join) members have access to the following online services: Member files – access to a backlist of weekly email bulletins and other information documents  Australian Forestry journal - members can read the full version of all papers in Australian Forestry since the 1930’s and...

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Extraordinary General Meeting 14 April 2015

An EXTRA-ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING of The Institute of Foresters of Australia (”Company”) will be held in the Pepperberry Room at the Novotel Forest Resort, Creswick , Victoria, on the 14th April, 2015 at 5.15pm. Notice was distributed to members before Friday 20 March 2015. Download Notice of Meeting here The  following Resolutions will be put to the Meeting. No other business...

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