Australian Forest Growers – 2016 Biennial National Conference – 23-26 October 2016

Welcome to the AFG Biennial National Conference, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 23-26 October 2016

Australia’s premier private forest conference is the place to be in 2016. The theme, ‘Making the Right Choice’ is crucial to private forestry today and topical sessions will showcase knowledge, proven forest and forest industries activities as well as research innovation in Australia. The Conference will satisfy anyone who owns or manages trees for commercial or non-commercial outcomes.

Hear how successful forest owners, consultants, leading researchers, innovative industry, government and communities make the right decisions to benefit from forestry. See, via field days, how private forestry and industry are growing their businesses in Tasmania today.

Communication is important and the three day program of up to 40 ‘hands on’ speakers together with field tours and social functions –provides delegates an unrivalled opportunity to meet one another, the speakers, industry representatives and trade exhibitors to share ‘tree growing’ experiences and lean about practical developments and innovative research.

About Australian Forest Growers

Australian Forest Growers is the national association representing and promoting private forestry and commercial treegrowing interests in Australia. If you grow trees commercially for wood or non-wood products, or you would like to, Australian Forest Growers can help you.

Past Conferences

Australian Forest Growers has conducted successful biennial national conferences for 38 years in all Australian States. The Conference has been held in Launceston on three occasions, the last being ‘the best ever’ conference in 2006. A decade on, the 2016 Conference aims to ‘more the satisfy delegates expectations’.

Key dates

January 2016:  Call for abstracts and papers

April 2016: Conference registration opens

31 March 2016: Abstracts, First Round DUE - Submit an Abstract

31 May 2016: Abstracts, Second Round DUE

31 August 2016: Early bird registration closes

18 – 22 October 2016: Pre- Conference Tour

23 -26 October 2016: Conference


The Conference venue is Hotel Grand Chancellor, 29 Cameron St, Launceston Tasmania 7250.

Hotel Grand Chancellor is something special. Situated in the historic district, just steps from the Central Business District, the heart of Launceston and various attractions, with 4.5-star accommodation, superb dining at Avenue Restaurant it is Launceston’s premier conference venue. Hotel Grand Chancellor.

The Welcome Function is in the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (Royal Park). This is arguably Australia’s finest regional art gallery featuring both long-term and temporary exhibitions. It is a place to enjoy the richness and diversity of fine art and design collections - a vibrant part of Launceston’s heritage and contemporary culture. 


Delegates have a wide choice of accommodation in Launceston to suit all budgets and within a short walking distance of the venue. Delegates are encouraged to stay at the Hotel Grand Chancellor as it is the Conference hub and offers competitive accommodation packages for delegates. Preview the venue and accommodation and book accommodation.


Register here: 

Early bird registration discount will close in 31 August 2016.