• Institute of Foresters of Australia

    Institute of Foresters of Australia

    The IFA is Australia's only professional body for foresters and other forestry professionals.


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    Join the Institute of Foresters of Australia

    Become an IFA member to gain valuable forest-related training, access to publications and professional industry recognition.


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IFA News


Date: Sunday 26 May 2019 Location: Mount Cole/ Beaufort (approx. 50 km W of Ballarat) Time: 10.15am – 4.00pm approx. An insightful day to see many aspects of sustainable forest...

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Forest Valuations – Taking a Broader Perspective - Seminar

Seminar & optional field day Date: Thursday 23 & Friday 24 May 2019Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania About: For the next workshop of the IFA Forest Valuation...

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ANZIF August 2019 - Call for papers

The Institute of foresters of Australia and New Zealand Institute of Forestry call for papers for our joint conference in August, 2019. Please submit a title and abstract of no more...

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IFA AGM - Monday 3rd September 2018

The IFA AGM will be held at University House, ANU, 1 Balmain Cres ACT 2601 on Monday 3rd September 2018 at 5.30pm. Notice of AGM, Agenda and Proxy Form as follows: Notice of AGM,...

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  • Registered Professional Forester Professional foresters
  • Association of Consulting Foresters of Australia Consulting foresters
  • Professional foresters

    The Registered Professional Forester (RPF) scheme is a formal registration system that offers quality assurance on people with forestry expertise. The scheme is administered by the Institute of Foresters of Australia and is available to members and non-members of IFA.


  • Consulting foresters

    The Association of Consulting Foresters of Australia (ACFA) was established in 1978 in response to the need to promote and protect the credibility and competence of Australia's consulting foresters. ACFA now operates as a Division of the IFA and members are known both as ACFA members and consulting foresters.


Applications for the A R Henderson Grant are currently closed.

The A R Henderson Trust was bequeathed by Allan Henderson.  IFA is a Trustee of the A R Henderson Trust Fund along with the federal Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

The purpose of the A R Henderson Grant is to enable IFA Voting or Associate members to refresh or improve their knowledge and skills.

$1,000 is made available each year to assist members to undertake an educational unit, attend a training course or other form of professional development activity.

The grant will not be made available to contribute to costs of undertaking a formal post-graduate degree (eg MSc, MBA or PhD) and in general funds will not be made available for attendance at conferences, however, if the applicant can demonstrate how attendance at a particular conference is relevant to their overall skill development proposal it may be considered.

Applications are currently closed.

Applicants need to provide the following information to IFA National Office:

  • Name and contact details
  • IFA membership number
  • Details of professional qualifications
  • The activity proposed (name, date and location) and benefit to be gained
  • Amount being requested. 

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IFA Publications

The IFA supports three regular publications

In addition the IFA makes freely available other occasional publications including IFA Policy Statements, media releases and submissions.