Forest Industries Innovation Fund Loan Scheme NSW

The Forest Industries Innovation Fund Loan Scheme provides NSW forest industry businesses with long-term, low interest loans.

What do you get?

Low interest loans of up to $5 million.

Who is this for?

Businesses in the forest industry.


Forest Industries Innovation Fund provides long-term, low-interest loans to forestry industry businesses to support projects which:

  • improve the profitability of the NSW timber industry and drive employment growth
  • drive new investment and innovation to enhance the NSW forestry industry
  • position the NSW forest industry to adjust and capitalise on new opportunities.

Loans of up to 100% of the net, GST exclusive cost of the works to a maximum of $5 million per project are available.

Loans are offered at a fixed rate of 2.5% over a maximum period of 20 years.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, you must:

  • own or manage a business involved in the forestry industry, including
    • plantation and/or native forest operations
    • forest product processor/milling operations
    • silvicultural or forest harvest/haulage contracting
    • production or development of forestry inputs or outputs, including market development
  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • demonstrate that your business has long-term viability and can meet the loan repayments
  • provide security for the loan
  • agree to undertake periodic reporting requirements or undergo periodic site visits and auditing to evaluate whether the project is achieving its objectives.

Apply now

Apply for the Forest Industries Innovation Fund Loan Scheme NSW

Find out more about your eligibility and how to apply.