Our agency

We are responsible for the sustainable management and development of Western Australia’s forest products industry, using native forest, plantation and sandalwood products on land owned or leased by the State.

All our operations are undertaken in accordance with the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023 (FMP), which is prepared by the Conservation and Parks Commission (CPC) and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA). This plan protects all old-growth forest and balances the complex values of our forests, including biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, soil and water resources, and social, cultural and economic benefits.

The FPC is committed to assisting the forestry industry to support the employment of more than 6,000 Western Australians working in timber-related industries. These industries include forest management, harvesting, primary processing and manufacturing sectors.

During 2018-2019, we reported to the Minister for Forestry, the Hon. Dave Kelly MLA.

We are governed by the Forest Products Act 2000 (the Act) and sections of the Forest Management Regulations 1993.  

The Act outlines the functions undertaken by the FPC, including:

  • performing commercial functions of growing, harvesting and selling forest products;
  • supporting industry development; and
  • advising the Minister on forestry.

We comply with all other relevant legislation. 


Our vision

To build and maintain a sustainable and commercially viable forest products industry that provides economic and social benefits to the people of Western Australia.

Our mission

To contribute to Western Australia’s economic and regional development through:

  • sustainable harvesting and regeneration of the State’s forest resources;
  • promoting innovation in forest management and local value-adding of timber resources; and
  • generating positive returns to the State from all FPC forests.

Our values

  • Nurture our people and their safety
  • Respect our environment, heritage and each other
  • Deliver outstanding results and superior service

We operate responsibly, ethically and sustainably. Our products and services provide renewable resources.

We are committed to achieving results and delivering excellent service to our customers, partners, the community and each other.

We commit to providing a safe workplace for our staff and contractors, and put the well-being and professional development of our people at the forefront of our business.

Our role

We are a team of forestry professionals engaged in the industry from the seed to the end-product. We work with community, industry and government to create a vibrant forestry industry.  

We will create an environment of innovation, ensuring that our forests are a strategic and sustainable resource for the future.