The Tiwi Islands lie 80 km to the north of the Australian mainland in the Arafura Sea, and are part of the Northern Territory. Tiwi Aboriginal people have had unbroken occupation and ownership of the Tiwi Islands for over 12,000 years.
The Tiwi forestry started many thousands of years ago, with Tiwi people using their forests to support their culture, their ceremony and their way of life.
In 2009 Tiwi established Tiwi Plantation Corporation (TPC) to bring the plantations to export. The export of woodchip from Tiwi commenced in 2015 with Japan their focal export market.