10 reasons to be a VAFI member

Leadership, lobbying and advocacy

VAFI is the trusted ‘voice’ for the Victorian forest and wood products industry. With a VAFI membership you can be assured your interests will be best represented to governments and key organisations.

Industry Updates

VAFI provides regular Industry Updates to members. Members have direct access to advice and tools needed to support their needs.

Commitment to helping the forest and wood product industry

VAFI staff are strategic thinkers who are passionate about their work, and always strive to protect and promote the forest and wood products industry’s commitment to Victoria’s economy and community, as well as its ongoing sustainability. VAFI is professional, responsive and efficient in achieving the best possible outcome for its members.

Networking opportunities and access to the wider industry

VAFI provides various opportunities for networking with key stakeholders and governments, including the VAFI Annual Industry Dinner.

Knowledge and innovation

VAFI is constantly monitoring for policy issues, implications and decisions that could impact our members and the wider industry. From this VAFI develops policy documents, and puts together comprehensive submissions to ensure the interests of members are taken into account and accurately represented.

Key relationships – with communities, organisations and stakeholders

VAFI has strong working relationships with other affiliate organisations. Together with these organisations VAFI works to ensure its members’ needs are represented. We also provide assistance in obtaining advice on specific issues, in particular industrial relations and OH&S.

Recognition of being a VAFI member

Each year, through the presentation of awards, VAFI recognises those members who have gone above and beyond, and made strategic improvements in their business, helping to build and secure the future of the Victorian forest and wood products sector.

Access to members only information

Key policy documents, surveys, industry specific updates and other relevant information is made available for members. VAFI also provides regular communication on key political and policy issues.

Media, communications and marketing

VAFI keeps members informed of the latest industry news and events through fortnightly newsletters, email bulletins and social media platforms. We can assist to promote member operations in the media and respond to any public relations issues.

Representation on government and industry boards and committees

VAFI holds positions on a number of committees, councils, groups and taskforces. VAFI works to ensure that your needs are best represented, and works hard to get the best outcome possible for the forest and wood products industry.