The forestry industry is a significant employer in rural and regional Australia. The industry directly employs about 52,000 people, who are involved in the growing and processing of forest products. Tens of thousands more Australians work in jobs that are indirectly supported by our forest industries
In regional areas particularly, Australia’s competitive, sustainable and renewable forests are a key contributor to the community, including by:
providing recreation opportunities, including tracks and trails
building regional communities through schools, sports, etc.
Benefits of forests
Australia’s forests also provide us with places for recreation and tourism. We go to forests to:
ride our bikes
walk our dogs
In fact, an average 4.2 million people visit major forested tourism regions for bush walking each year.
As our population continues to grow, so will our demand for wood products and our desire to use forests to relax and unwind.
Australian Forestry. Planning for tomorrow, today.