Gympie Messmate 

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Find out more about Gympie Messmate

The botanical name for Gympie Messmate is Eucalyptus cloeziana. However, its common names include Gympie, Queensland or Yellow Messmate. Hailing particularly from Gympie (hence the name), Messmate is grown widely through Queensland from Tambo to Mundaberra in the east, to near Cooktown in the State's north. It is a hardwood species harvested commercially in Queensland and readily available from plantations.

What does Gympie Messmate look like?

As the name suggests, Gympie or Yellow Messmate is yellow-brown in colour, with a paler sapwood. Grain is uniform with a fine to medium texture.


What is Gympie Messmate used for?

Common applications for Gympie Messmate include:

  • Framing
  • Cladding
  • Internal and external flooring
  • Joinery
  • Fencing
  • Landscaping and retaining walls
  • Heavy engineering and construction
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Where can I purchase Gympie Messmate?

Gympie Messmate is readily available at all Queensland Timber Merchant Network members. Search for your local supplier via the Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant postcode search tool.


Where can I find more information about the use and application of Gympie Messmate?

For more detailed information than the Gympie Messmate property table below, visit WoodSolutions or download 'Construction timbers in Queensland' which describes the properties of timbers used in the construction of Class 1 to Class 10 buildings (e.g. houses, carports, garages, greenhouses and sheds) in Queensland, as well as other purposes such as furniture, landscaping and outdoor structures (e.g. playgrounds, fences).

What are the properties of Gympie Messmate?

Termite resistance

Termite resistant


This is the measure of the percentage reduction from the unseasoned to 12% moisture content condition.



Mass divided by volume, expressed in kg/m3 when describing timber

Very high density


Very tough

Bushfire resistance

Not bushfire resistant


The strength of Australian timber is described in terms of "stress grades". Stress Grading is a way of classifying timber, either visually or by mechanical means to indicate the basic properties to be used for structural design purposes. The stress grade is designated in a form such as "F17", which indicates the relative bending capacity of timber.

F11 - F17

About Us

The Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network (AQTMN) is a group of Queensland owned and operated businesses with the aim of growing Queensland's forest and timber industry.

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