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Become part of our community

HIA community is a centralised hub that connects like-minded building professionals and provides access to support, business advice and resources.

Become part of our community

HIA community is a centralised hub that connects like-minded building professionals and provides access to support, business advice and resources.

Building homes means building the foundation of our nation. We understand the blood, sweat and tears that goes into building a home, so that’s why we value the community that stands for high-quality construction and workmanship.

What is the secret ingredient to HIA? It's our people. Be a part of our community so we can all share experiences, celebrate opportunities, and give back to the industry.

Building homes together

Being a valued member of Australia’s national home builders association means you never exist in isolation. Our members are more than a number – we advocate for your needs and work hard to give you the same sense of belonging as the people you build dream homes for.

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What we do

Everything we do is to support our members. We’re by your side whenever you need guidance, from delivering up-to-the-minute industry information, explanations of regulations and legal requirements, to our advocacy to governments on your behalf.

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Get involved

There are plenty of ways to get involved, make your mark and help shape our industry. Our committees are the foundation of our association and work to bring real changes to the things that matter to you and your business.

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Get to know us

There is more to your business than building, and there is more to HIA than support, advice and advocating for the residential housing industry. The heart of our association is you – our members.

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Upcoming events
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18 Aug
NCC Seminar - Gold Coast

NCC 2022 features substantial amendments. There are significant changes with many amendments across Volumes One, Two and Three. HIA’s Building Services team will present an in-depth analysis of the incoming changes.

18 Aug
Tradie Profit Webinar

Make More Money - A system for making sure you start with decent margins and keep them right through your jobs

18 Aug
South East Metro Branch Meeting

Learn easy to understand strategies that work. Engaging and in-depth look at business and industry processes and implications that could impact your business.

18 Aug
NSW Apprentice Awards

Apprentices have an important role in the building industry. Apprentice Awards recognise outstanding apprentices for commitment to the industry and their studies.

Be seen

HIA's award program provides home builders and designers with the opportunity to be recognised in our housing and GreenSmart awards showcasing their work to the broader industry.

The awards cater for entrants ranging from small family-owned businesses right up to the biggest names in the residential building industry.

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HIA Partners

Our HIA community also includes a broader network of major industry partners who support and value the work you do to build with integrity and establish the nation’s foundations.

Meet our partners

Meet our members

Read the stories of smart, strong and talented individuals we’ve connected with over 70+ years

Construction Inspiration
Daring to be different
HIA member Adam Ritson may typically prefer to work on remote projects in the quiet of Tasmania’s wilderness, but his focus on quality speaks volumes for the type of builder he is.
May 20
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Kitchens Inspiration Design
A labour of love
Interior designer Kesha Pillay of Art of Kitchens talks about her love for creating personalised kitchens.
Feb 20
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Awards Apprentice
One big adventure
Jake Blokker capped off his unique apprenticeship by being named the 2020 HIA Jim Brookes Australian Apprentice, but he’s determined it’s just the beginning of a rewarding building career.
May 20
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Industry insiders
HOUSING spoke with our insiders about the issues that may affect the residential building industry as we move into 2021, and how they are navigating the impact of the pandemic.
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Be the change
HOUSING sits down with newly awarded HIA Life Member Colleen May to talk about her passion for the industry she has tirelessly served for 20 years.
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Member projects

With bold vision and passionate workmanship, crafting Australians’ dream homes are all in a day’s work for HIA members.

Inspiration Sustainability
At the core
Customisable from six stars to 10, this sustainable three-bedroom display is giving homeowners a perfect 2020 vision of the modern family home. Photo courtesy Warren Reed & Leo Edwards
Feb 20
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Innovation Design
Australian design through time: the colonial years
Take a step back through the ages with us as we look at the history of our homes. Welcome to the first in our series ‘Australian design through time’ – The Colonial Years. Photo courtesy Trevor Mein
Apr 20
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Design Inspiration Outdoor
Resort-style living
This impressive family home built by SX Constructions on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast perfectly captures the laidback beachside lifestyle of its location.
Dec 20
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Inspiration Workmanship
Storybook style
Bold ingenuity and master craftsmanship characterise this unique Melbourne property, built with precision and patience by long-standing HIA member Atma Builders.Photos: Shannon McGrath
Oct 20
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What’s happening in our HIA community

Find out how you can get involved in your region and see who has been leading the way. 

Employee conditions Work Health and Safety (WHS) Inspiration
When the darkness ends
Anthea Comerford, 33, is a national training manager in the automotive industry, a published author and a speaker for Beyond Blue, but she nearly didn’t make it to 24.
Apr 20
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Work Health and Safety (WHS) Inspiration Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
Big donation to help mental health of builders
The HIA Charitable Foundation presented a gigantic cheque to Beyond Blue, with the sizable donation planned for mental health initiatives assisting people working in the residential building industry.
Dec 19
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Business operations Small business Strategic planning
Clear expectations
Being prepared for the needs of tomorrow’s clients is more than just being tech-ready. Author and HIA 2020 National Conference keynote speaker Michael McQueen talks about how clarity and character are the foundations for success.
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Inspiration Human Relations (HR)
Disarming depression
When Jake's father died in a workplace accident, the tragic loss marked the beginning of his descent into despondency and depression. Jake shares his experience and inspirational journey to recovery.
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Join a committee and make a difference together

It can take just one person using their voice to spark change. Member representation is integral to ensuring our community’s unique needs, ideas, issues and challenges are heard at the highest level.

At HIA, our members work to a regional then national committee structure to make core decisions, so this is a great way to be heard, give back and create real, lasting change in your local home builders association and industry.

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