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Our industry

With over 70 years as Australia’s national home building association, we understand the residential building industry better than anyone.

Our industry

With over 70 years as Australia’s national home building association, we understand the residential building industry better than anyone.

Building houses is not just about bricks and mortar. At HIA we are a leader when it comes to understanding what drives the Australian economy and what influences can affect the housing industry.

Stay up to date with the latest industry news, developments, housing forecasts and trends to keep you ahead of the competition.


Get the latest economic data and forecasting to provide you with all the right information for informed decision making.

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Pre-fab and modular construction

HIA’s project as part of the Pre Fab Innovation Hub will develop a report that identifies and analyses the regulatory barriers for off-site construction in housing.

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03 Dec
Hunter Housing Awards winners announced

The highest honours in the residential building industry were presented virtually this afternoon at the 2021 HIA-CSR Hunter Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards.

02 Dec
Investor activity in housing increases

The value of loans to investors continued to increase in October to reach its highest level since April 2015.

02 Dec
Derbyshire Homes win 2021 HIA Western Victoria Home of the Year Award

Outstanding homes from across Western Victoria honoured at 2021 HIA Awards.

01 Dec
Brynor Constructions are three-time HIA Eastern Victoria Home of the Year Award winners

Outstanding homes and projects from across Gippsland and the Mornington Peninsula honoured with 2021 HIA Awards.

01 Dec
Modern codes needed for modern homes

HIA release consultation paper on regulatory barriers for prefab homes.

01 Dec
Ongoing restrictions in place across the Territory

The Chief Minister has confirmed today that the current lockout restrictions for Robinson River ended today, as scheduled.

Building Australia’s economy

Across the country the residential housing industry has continued to grow and thrive with the support of HIA and its members during an extremely tough and challenging year. Our industry has provided much needed support for employment and housing for thousands of Australian families.

Housing outlook

HIA leads the way in accurate and decisive forecasting for the residential building industry. Let us help guide you in the right direction.

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Tailored market research

Think of us as your own team of economists. We can provide you with detailed and insightful market research tailored to suit your needs.

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Economic reports

Gain insight into what drives the Australian economy and how it affects your day-to-day and long term business decisions.

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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.

Made of steel

In business for 50 years, HIA member Neumann Steel has weathered its share of the industry’s ups and downs. However, a few key strategies has seen it through.

Your business blueprint

2020 created unexpected complications, so where to now in 2021? HOUSING has collated some products that may help you secure your game plan to ensure future control and success.

Game changer

Penelope Haley, owner of the award-winning company Valley Workshop, shares her ideas on incorporating sustainability in industry through prefabrication.

Bushfire protection

Building in bushfire prone areas comes with additional considerations. HOUSING talks to a HIA member who has achieved Passive House certification to BAL-FZ, plus looks at several products that will help you to meet BAL standards o...