About us

With over 110 years in the timber industry, Big River is now one of Australia’s largest private timber manufacturing and marketing businesses, with a diverse business servicing all Australian States and exporting to New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East.

Big River Group products offer architects and designers a wide range of flexible options for creating innovative interiors.

With manufacturing operations based in Grafton in northern NSW, employing some 160 local people, a range of hardwood and pine resource is processed into various timber products. The modern rotary veneer factory is Australia’s only processor of hardwood resource; meaning the specialty Formply and all eucalypt plywood products are truly unique.

A range of engineered hardwood flooring and decorative panel products capture the beauty of Australian hardwood, through the highly efficient use of this precious resource.

With harvesting operations managed and controlled by NSW State Government departments, all Australian timber processed by Big River is sourced from sustainably managed plantations and re-growth hardwood forests in NSW North East.

All Big River products are manufactured from logs that have international PEFC certification and Australian Forestry Standard Certification and the company has Australian Forestry Standards (AFS) Chain of Custody AS4707 Certification.

Big River Group also owns and manages sales and distribution outlets in Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville, Melbourne, Sunshine Coast, Illawarra and Perth, servicing the design, construction and building industries as well as the manufacturing sector with a diverse range of timber products and other associated construction materials.

Big River provides customers with the security of a full support network, and technical expertise at every stage of the product lifecycle. This is the guarantee of quality and service upon which Big River has based its 100 years of success.