How we are funded

Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) is one of 15 Australian rural research and development corporations (RDCs) and is the nominated industry-owned services company under the Forestry Research and Development and Marketing Act 2007.


The Australian Government levies qualifying industry participants to fund FWPA in accordance with a Statutory Funding Agreement (SFA). FWPA’s levy payers are wood processors, forest growers, and Australian importers of forest products. Additionally, eligible expenditure on research, development and extension (RD&E) expenditure by FWPA receives matching funds from the Commonwealth.