The NSW Forest Products Association, formerly named the Associated Country Sawmillers of NSW Ltd, was established in 1906 as the representative organisation of the forest and forest products industry in NSW.
brancheship of the Association is through regional branches located in The Upper North East, Lower North East, Western, Southern and Riverina areas of the state.
Governance is through a Board of Directors which meets five times per year and comprises Branch representatives and others elected annually direct from the brancheship.
While the FPA principally exists to represent the NSW hardwood timber industry at parliamentary, political and senior Government levels, it is also concerned with broader industry issues. It provides advice and assistance to branches on resource and market development as well as supplying factual forest management information to the community as required.
The Association also utilises the services of consultants with expertise in politics, occupational health and safety, resource land use, and legal concerns relating to environmental issues.
The NSW Forest Products Association works in close cooperation with other timber industry bodies such as the Timber Development Association NSW, NAFI, A3P, Australian Forest Growers and Timber Communities Australia.