2024 Forestry Australia Symposium

The 2024 Forestry Australia Symposium, the premier Australian meeting for forest scientists, foresters and forest growers will be held from Tuesday 29 to Thursday 31 October 2024, in Ballarat, Victoria.

Regardless of land tenure and ownership, healthy and resilient forests should be the primary objective for all forest and land managers. Through active and adaptive management, healthy forests can deliver a range of environmental, social, cultural, and economic benefits – and they are much more likely to withstand future shocks and stresses, such as those generated by bushfires, invasive species and those anticipated with climate change.

The 2024 Symposium theme ‘Healthy and resilient forests for our future,’ will explore the concepts that underpin the science and best practice of sustaining and promoting the stewardship of healthy forests across all land tenures and forest types, including:

  • Evidence-based best practice to support and maintain healthy forests
  • Traditional Owner perspectives on caring for Country
  • Mitigation of threats to forest health and resilience
  • Effective forest recovery and restoration following major disturbances
  • Achieving healthy forests on farms, and
  • Critical linkages between forests and human wellbeing and creativity

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2024 Symposium in Ballarat!

Registration is NOW OPEN – take advantage of discounted Early Bird fees.