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Austral Premium AC Hoop Pine Plywood

Hoop Pine is a native Australian specie found in Queensland and New South Wales. The colour is generally whitish or light – coloured, the grain is straight and the texture is fine to very fine.

Hoop Pine, being a designated marine species is dimensionally stable, easy to work with and is suitable for applications involving long term exposure to Australia’s harsh environment without fear of de-lamination.

Austral Premium AC (Exterior) plywood is a high-quality plywood manufactured with a high grace face and a lesser grade back. Exterior plywood is suitable for semi-exposed applications, if finished correctly. Fully exposed applications such as wall cladding is not recommended.

Austral Plywoods resource is 100% plantation grown and managed by HQPlantations, part of the Hancock Group. The planting to harvesting cycle of Hoop Pine is presently about 50 years. The plantation programme has been in the second rotation stage since the mid 1980’s. Tree stems are pruned to a certain height during the first decade of growth in order to maximise the amount of high quality clear wood in the butt logs.

The HQP Hoop Pine resource is independently certified to the Responsible Wood (RW) system. This certification recognises HQP as a leading environmental agency as well as a premier forest management organisation.


A necessity for furniture and linings in potentially wet or damp areas such as bathrooms, laundries, around kitchen sinks and vanity basins. Hoop Pine (a designated marine specie) is characterised by a closed-grain and when combined with the type A marine bond it provides a long-lasting surface for a class paint finish.

It is important to remember that light reflective colours in 100% acrylic paint better accommodate the natural movement of timber.

This is a real advantage when plywood is used in fitments around sinks, showers, verandas and other potentially wet areas.

Exposed core veneer used as a feature is increasing in popularity. Austral Plywoods is able to produce exterior plywood with minimal core gaps to beautify this effect.

Exterior Plywood Sizing

1.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm (3 ply), 6.5mm (5 ply), 9.5mm, 12.5mm, 16mm, 19mm, 25mm, 32mm

Available upon request

Short Grain


Long grain


a/c plywood

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Yes and our Hoop plywood has also achieved Super EO certification on all A-Bonded plywood ( marine, exterior & structural ).

Yes, our Hoop Pine is 100% plantation grown and managed by HQPlantations. HQP is one of Australia’s largest tree planting organisations, establishing up to 5 million trees in its plantations each year.

Yes, our Hoop Pine range is certified for Chain of Custody under AS 4707:2014.

No, plywood being a natural product is subject to a range of colour and grain variations. Our Hoop is graded to Australian Standards for “A” and “B” veneers however variations can be apparent within these grades. It is important that the installer checks panels prior to installation to ensure they are laid out in a way that minimises variations.

A is a full face with minimal imperfections & B may have a few imperfections, the odd split in veneer that has to be filled with putty that is similar colour to the veneer – Individually not exceeding 3mm across the grain.

Yes, Hoop Pine has been assessed at Group 3.
Austral Fr Panel which is a Hoop Pine veneered MDF panel, complies with group 2.
For group 1 applications, we recommend Austral FireHoop.

Hoop Pine is a native Australian specie found in Queensland and New South Wales. The colour is generally whitish or light – coloured, the grain is straight and the texture is fine to very fine.

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