Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) are 20-year plans for the conservation and sustainable management of Australia's native forests.
There are 10 RFAs in place in four Australian states: Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales.
The agreements result from years of scientific study, consultation and negotiation covering a diverse range of interests. They provide certainty for forest-based industries, forest-dependent communities and conservation.
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Our website contains many historical documents that show the detailed scientific, economic and social processes that underpinned the development of each RFA.
For details on how each of the 10 RFAs have been implemented by the states, see the relevant state forestry website.
Information released under the FOI Act
The Department of Agriculture received a request (ref: FOI 2014/15-20) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) for documents regarding the extension, rollover or review of the Regional Forest Agreements.