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HIA Membership Benefits

By joining Australia’s largest national association for the residential building industry, you will access a huge range of industry products and business services designed to help you manage, operate and grow.

As an HIA member you get:

  • Protection for your business
  • Assistance in running your business
  • Ideas for promoting your business
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and professional development
  • Up-to-date information about building industry developments
  • Access to expert advisors including legal and work place safety.

Simple explanations of regulations and legal requirements

Get straightforward, easy to follow legal advice and updates on changes to building regulations and requirements. HIA’s team of professional advisers can talk you through exactly what you need to know.

More about building and planning services.

Regular industry information and updates

Stay up-to-date with the latest industry news, opportunities and developments with HIA online and print publications. You can also use these established tools to advertise your own business and services.

See HIA publications

Business networking events and awards

Connect with like-minded people working in the building industry and link in to informal networks to hear about fresh opportunities. Members regularly receive invitations to information and trade nights, golf days, industry outlook breakfasts, HIA awards nights and home shows.

Learn more about industry events

Develop new skills and update your qualifications

HIA Training offers over 100 industry developed short courses and workshops and nationally recognised Cert IV qualifications in building. Courses are affordable and designed specifically to meet your needs.

More about training and professional development

Create a safe workplace

Access cost-effective safety products, systems and audits through HIA’s team of trained safety professionals.

Learn more about HIA Safety Services.

Manage apprentices

HIA Apprentices has helped thousands of young people become highly skilled and successful tradespeople. HIA can assist builders and contractors in finding and managing the right apprentice.

Hire a HIA Apprentice

Why choose HIA apprentices

Discounts on contracts, tool-kits, signage and guides

HIA provides the essential tools and business products you need to run your business such as contracts, building guides, first aid kits and site signs. Members receive special pricing.

Visit Shop@HIA

Support for business partners

Behind most successful building businesses is a busy business partner working from home or in the office. HIA’s Business Partner Network connects your support person to training events, networking opportunities and useful information that makes their job a lot easier.

Learn more about the Business Partner Network

Legal information when you need it

HIA has a team of advisers ready to give you the latest information on industrial relations, workers compensation, handling union disputes and contracts.

Read about HIA’s legal services

HR docs

HR docs is a comprehensive online library of HR documents for your business – they have been written by and are regularly reviewed and updated by a team of specialist IR lawyers.

Learn more about HR docs

Green training and accreditation

The green building market is bigger than ever with massive market demand. HIA’s GreenSmart Program helps HIA members gain their green credentials, develop new skills, get sustainable projects recognised, and tap into the latest opportunities.

Learn more about GreenSmart

Specialist advice for kitchen, bathroom and renovation professionals

HIA supports the interests and needs of kitchen and bathroom designers, kitchen fabricators, cabinet makers and installers, bathroom specialists, kitchen and bathroom suppliers, sales staff, and furniture, product and material manufacturers.

More information for kitchen and bathroom professionals

Your voice heard at government level

HIA is the voice of Australia’s home building industry. Your membership helps us represent our industry’s needs at the highest government levels through policy development and advocacy.

Learn more about industry policy

Economic and market research for insightful decision-making

Get a comprehensive overview of building industry conditions, emerging trends and future scenarios with The HIA Economics Group’s frequent publications, one-off reports, tailored client consultancy work and regular presentations.

Read the latest economic information