The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) is the peak body for the Victorian forest and wood products industry.
The forest and wood products industry in Victoria is a dynamic sector of the economy that uses wood – a renewable, biodegradable, recyclable product – to create materials for new homes, buildings and furniture, paper and fuel for green energy.
VAFI represents the entire lifecycle of forestry and wood products, including forest growers, harvest and haul businesses, wood and paper processors, and associated businesses across both the native forest and plantations sectors.
The industry directly employs more than 21,000 workers and indirectly supports another 40,000 to 50,000 jobs, providing a sustainable future for suburban, rural and regional communities across Victoria.
VAFI strives to protect and promote the forestry industry’s commitment to Victoria’s economy and community, as well as it ongoing sustainability. VAFI works collaboratively with its members, industry stakeholders, the community and governments to achieve this goal.
Our vision is to ensure an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable future for the Victorian forest and wood products industry.