Hall of Fame Winners & Awards Dinner

AFCA and its members come together every two years 

to celebrate the legends of our industry 

and award those for their contribution.

Professional Freight Task Management Program

The Australian Forest Contractors Association’s (AFCA)
Professional Freight Task Management program was developed
following several crash investigations identifying the need for a
program such as PFTM that focused on the human factors that
contribute to crashes within the transport industry.

to ALL industries and professionals, both within and
outside the transport sector the PFTM program combines the
knowledge and expertise of our extensively qualified trainers
with real-world examples and practical training sessions. 

Webinar & Podcast

Our webinar and podcast series is open to all AFCA  

members. If you are unable to attend any of our online 

sessions we provide access to each webinar recording.

The log newsletter


Vic Govt fails to walk the talk ... again

1 December 2023

Today’s release of support packages for the forest contracting businesses being forced to exit the industry has shown that the Victorian Government has again failed to walk the talk, according to the Australian Forest Contractors Association.

Forest contractors have approached negotiations with the government in good faith and have not been met with a fair and genuine compensation package despite the commitments that were repeatedly made, AFCA General Manager Tim Lester said today.

“Former Premier Dan Andrews said ‘we will wrap every support we possibly can around the people, businesses and communities’. That is not evident in this package.

“Former Agriculture Minister Gayle Tierney provided a commitment for fair and genuine business compensation. We are yet to see it.

“Premier Allan said she would meet with us. We are still waiting.



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22 November 2023Proposed changes to Heavy Vehicle National Law
 6 October 2023UPDATES for AFCA's members in NSW
 4 October 2023Industrial Relations Reform Update, National Freight Strategy Review, ForestFit Survey
 28 September 2023What do the Government's proposed changes to industrial relations law mean to your business?
 27 September 2023Reduced forest management will lead to disaster, warns AFCA
 26 September 2023Join the campaign to protect the native timber industry in NSW
21 September 2023Forest Contractors: An unsung bush fire fighting force 
21 September 2023Contractor contributions needed for new industry analysis
12 September 2023Immediate halt to timber harvesting in areas earmarked for the Great Koala National Park, NSW
 29 August 2023Next round of industrial relation reforms to be debated in Parliament
23 August 2023Increased certainty for Victorian forest workers welcomed
18 August 2023Forest contractors welcome Federal Labor forest commitment
14 August 2023A message from your new AFCA General Manager
2 August 2023AFCA Teams up with Marsh as sponsors for our members
 2 August 2023 New AFCA General Manager appointed
 5 July 2023AFCA partners with QTA for our members
24 May 2023
End of state native forestry in Victoria
24 May 2023
 AFCA & NHVR invite you to attend Log Haulage Code of Practice (LHCoP) & Mass Management Roadshow
17 May 2023AFCA Media Release - AFCA restructures to strengthen member benefits
12 May 2023AFCA Professional Freight Task Management Program
12 May 2023AFCA Industry Masterclass Series Invitation
19 April 2023Chain of Responsibility Training Program
 14 April 2023Distracted Driver Road Rules Information
13 April 2023For members with an interest in Log Haulage Restraint
8 April 2023NFF submission on PALM
 5 April 2023Extension of Safe and Skilled survey
 21 March 2023AFCA Members News -Safe and skilled industry training needs survey
 22 Apr 2022AFCA encouraged by Coalition's commitment to forestry industry, but gaps remain in securing plantation investment and growth
 30 Mar 2022Fuel excise
 24 Dec 2021A disappointing Christmas and a doubtful New Year
 02 Dec 2021From bush to boardroom
 28 Jul 2021Your chance to shape the ForestFit Certification through the pilot
 03 Jun 2021Last fire salvage wood to mill no cause for celebration for forest contracting businesses
 09 Apr 2021Ongoing illegal protester action in Victoria
 28 Mar 2021Log Haulage Code of Practice Update
 19 Mar 2021AFCA launches ForestFit training program pilot