Are you ready to help change how forests are cared for around the world? Through our governance model, FSC members have real influence.

Membership is what makes FSC unique, as we were founded - and are still operated by - environmentalists, social interest groups, indigenous peoples' organisations, responsible retailers and lead forest management companies. FSC brings together these diverse groups, all of whom share a common desire to improve the state of the world’s forests.
Click here to see a list of our Members.

FSC is governed by its members. All our members have equal say in the development of our standards, policies, and procedures – helping shape the future of forest management together. We are a democratic, consensus-seeking organization, with a balanced voting structure to ensure that all voices are heard.
Click here for more information about FSC International Governance.

Central to the way FSC operates is the recognition of different sectoral interests in forests - social, economic and environmental. Our processes ensure that no one sectoral interest controls FSC and that the system maintains its independence and credibility while finding solutions to conflict over forest issues.

Membership provides you with a seat at the decision-making table. It also allows you to become part of a vibrant group of individuals and organizations. If you are interested in becoming a member, please download below;

  • FSC Australia Application Guide
  • FSC Australia Membership Application Form
  • FSC Australia Membership Document Checklist

After reviewing the guide, if you have any questions, please contact us at to organise a time to discuss.

© Forest Stewardship Council® · FSC® F000201