Queensland's timber industry employs around 10,000 people and delivers a $3.2 billion output.

Timber Queensland

You are here

Growing & Producing Timber


Timber Processing

Queensland's timber industry is the state's third most valuable agricultural processing industry. We have a strong value chain footprint, with wood processing and timber manufacturing accounting for around 70% of the 11,600 direct timber industry jobs.

The industry delivers:

  • $3.8 billion economic contribution
  • 23,200 jobs, including 11.600 direct jobs with every direct job creating another indirect job
  • 70% of jobs are located in regional areas


Major sectors:


  • Softwood plantations
  • Managed native forest
  • Native hardwood, native cypress and
  • plantation softwood sawmills
  • Engineered wood products
  • manufacturing plants (e.g glulam,
  • plywood and particleboard)
  • Biopellets & wood fibre
  • Log & woodchip exports
  • Truss & frame manufacturing plants
  • Furniture manufacturers
  • Prefabricated timber structures
  • Wholesalers & retailers