A Network is a group (or system) of interconnected people or things: By joining or attending the right group for you, you can exchange information, ideas and even contacts for professional or social purposes. 

With the view of helping you get more out of your networking activities we have assembled a directory by industry type...

General Business & Corporate
Marketing, Events & PR
Finance & Insurance
Engineering, Construction & Property
Human Resources
Manufacturing and Mining
Pharmaceuticals & Health Care
IT & Telecommunications
Small Business
Social & Professional Networking Sites
Education & Fitness
Publishing & Design
Environmental Industries
Travel & Tourism
Transport and Logistics

General Business & Corporate Website Telephone Email Description
Australian Association of Angel Investors (AAAI) Provides a national voice for private investors with a passion for investing in and supporting emerging businesses.
Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) 1300 55 66 77 An independent, representative body created to help Australian industry be more competitive, representing the engineering, construction, printing, information technology, food processing, packaging, automotive, rubber, aviation, chemicals and other related service industries.
Australian Institute of Business Brokers (AIBB) 1300 796 667 Represents business brokers.
Australian Institute of Management (AIM) 1300 658 337 Promotes, establishes and maintains the highest standards of management practice in the community and to further the recognition of management.
WA (08) 9383 8088
Australian Retailers Association (ARA) 1300 368 041 Represents all retailers which formulates policy on national issues of importance to all sectors of the retail industry.
Australian Venture Capital Association Ltd 61 2 8243 7000 AVCAL's mission is to create a world-best environment in Australia for venture capital and entrepreneurship by creating an environment in which venture capital can flourish.
Canberra Business Point 1300 648 641 The gateway to practical advice and support for both existing businesses and those intending to start a business in Canberra.
Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) (03) 9662 3544 An independent, apolitical organisation made up of business leaders, academics and others who have an interest in, and commitment to, Australia's economic and social development. CEDA undertakes objective research and discussion into issues affecting Australia's growth.
Customer Service Institute of Australia (CSIA) 1300 912 700 Established to serve the needs of all Australians who work in customer service. Its membership includes CEOs, business owners, government employees and customer service professionals.
Direct Selling Association of Australia (DSAA) (02) 8567 6200 The national trade association of Australia's direct selling industry.
Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) 1300 669 030 Represents the franchise sector in Australia, including franchisees, franchisors and service providers in the sector.
Future Leaders (03) 9699 9596 Future Leaders is a philanthropic initiative about leadership and our future. It seeks to involve, inform and inspire.
Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) 1800 800 719 The professional body representing management consultants. It sets and maintains standards for the profession in Australia.
Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) 02 9228 5853 A professional association representing public servants, academics, students, business people and community members involved in studying or teaching public management.
National Retail Association (NRA) 1800 738 245 An industry organisation that provides professional services to the retail and wider service industry throughout Australia.
Real Estate Institute of Queensland 07 3249 7347 REIQ exists to support member agencies with information, products and resources that complement their business practices, which in turn ensures professional service for the public across the State.
Urban Development Institute of Australia (Queensland) +61 7 3229 1589 A body for property development industry. Supports and represents the development industry, so you can get on with the important job of building communities.
Australian Gift and Homewares Australia (AGHA) 1300 441 384 Representing both wholesalers and retailers. It is the official convener of the industry and a trusted forum for gift and homewares best practice, community and belonging.
Shopping Centre Council of Australia (SCCA) (02) 9033 1902 Represents Australia's major owners, managers and developers of shopping centers.
ACCORD +61 2 9281 2322 Accord Australasia is the peak national industry association representing manufacturers and marketers of hygiene, cosmetic and specialty products, their raw materials suppliers and service providers.
Professionals Australia 1300 273 762 / 61 3 9695 8902 We are a network of 25,000 Australian professionals working together for a better future for all our members. We want to make sure Australian professionals get the respect, recognition and reward we deserve.
Australian Institute of Project Management 02 8288 8700 The premier body for project management in Australia.

Chief's Website Telephone E-Mail Description
Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) 02 8248 6600 Represents Australia's company directors and senior officers.
Business Council of Australia (BCA) (03) 8664 2664 An association of chief executives of leading Australian corporations which formulates and promotes the views of the Australian business society.
CFO Network Australia Aims to bring together CFOs to network and share ideas with like minded professionals.
The CEO Institute 03 9885 5122 Australia's leading networking group for senior executives who want to be better informed and more effective business leaders.
NSW 02 9904 3744
QLD 07 3368 5200
SA 08 8272 8835
VIC 03 9885 5122
WA 08 9330 9188
The CEO Circle 03 9888 2800 Providing chief executives and leaders of industry with a unique forum to share advice, exchange experiences, and connect in an atmosphere of trust and mutual support.
The Executive Connection (TEC) 1300 721 941 The Executive Connection (TEC), has been placing CEOs, executives and business owners into professionally facilitated, private group meetings lead by expert executive coaches and mentors, known as TEC Chairs for close to 30 years.
Chief Executive Women (CEW) 02 8240 7600 The pre-eminent organisation representing Australia’s most senior women leaders from the corporate, public service, academic and not-for-profit sectors.
CIO Network 02 9332 2953 Helps senior IT executives in Australia to face their most pressing challenges. Brings them together to learn from the best in industry.
Australian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE) 61 1300 764 576 / 61 7 3831 4989 Provides support, networking services, and up to date industry information to association managers in the business, professional, technical, trade, sporting, welfare, religious, educational and finance sectors.

Marketing, Events & PR Website Telephone E-Mail Description
Asia-Pacific Professional Services Marketing Association (APSMA) 852 2516 7008 A membership organisation for marketing and business development experts in the professional services sector.
Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) 1300 692222 AACB consists of individual city and regional bureaux dedicated to the marketing of their specific region as a premier MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) destination.
Australian Direct Marketing Association (ADMA) (02) 9277 5400 Represents over 500 direct-marketing member organisations.
Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) 1300 737 445 Represents professional marketers throughout Australia, including practitioners from all marketing functions and industries to develop and promote the profession of marketing.
Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) 61 2 9413 9520 Represents the interests of exhibition organisers, venues and service organisations involved in the exhibition and event industry throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Meeting & Events Australia (MEA) (02) 9929 5400 National, independent not for profit organisation dedicated to fostering professionalism and excellence in all aspects of meetings management. It also promotes the value and effectiveness of meetings as an important high-yield sector of business travel and tourism. MEA offers Professional Development programmes, accreditation, recognition, disseminates information, provides a forum for its members to discuss current issues, and represents the industry to government.
Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) (02) 9331 3346 Promotes and enhances the profession of public relations and its status to the broader community.
Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) +61 2 9929 5400 Dedicated to service the needs of meetings and events industry promoting professionalism and excellence in all aspects. It promotes the value and effectiveness of meetings and events.
Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA) (02) 9277 5422 Represents companies that embraced the digital world and organisations providing digital services and solutions online. THeir members include Australia’s digital powerhouses, digital content, services and applications companies, strategy and consulting businesses, digital infrastructure and systems integrations provides, and major industry suppliers.
Direct Selling Australia (DSA) 02 8567 6200 They represent and support organisations that manufacture and distribute goods and services sold directly to consumers.

Finance & Insurance Website Telephone E-Mail Description
Association of Financial Advisors (AFA) 1800 656 009 Provides members with a robust united voice, continually improve practises and focus firmly on the exciting, dynamic future of the financial advising industry.
Association of Taxation and Management Accountants (ATMA) 61 2 9579 2256 An independent association of professional accountants working in small business, who focus on taxation, management accounting and small business management.
Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) (02) 8298 0417 The national organisation of licensed banks in Australia, ranging from traditional retail, trading bank-style organisations to regional banks, foreign and wholesale banks.
Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) 02 9776 7900 Promotes growth and development of financial markets and represents the interests of dealer market participants.
Private Healthcare Australia (02) 6202 1000 Promotes the interests of its members in the health financing industry and promotes voluntary health insurance in the community.
Australian Shareholders' Association Ltd (ASA) 1300 368 448 Protects and advances the interests of shareholders and investors and liaises bodies representing other groups of participants in financial markets and the securities industry.
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) 61 (0)2 9376 9900 The professional accountancy body focussed on the actual requirements of industry, commerce and the public sector in the formulation of strategy and the running of their day to day affairs.
Commercial Asset Finance Brokers Association of Australia (CAFBA) 1-300-0-CAFBA (1300-022-322) An industry body of professional leasing/financing brokers, comprising of member firms who conduct the majority of their business in the equipment and vehicle financing fields
CPA Australia 1300 73 73 73 The sixth largest accounting body in the world with membership of more than 105 000 finance, accounting and business professionals across the globe.
DFK Australia New Zealand (DFKANZ) 1300 DFK ANZ An association of independent accounting firms and business advisors.
Financial Executives Institute of Australia (FEI Australia) 0407 305 030 Represents the principal executives and senior financial executives in major organisations operating in all sectors of the community - Government, commerce and industry.
Financial Planning Association of Australia Ltd (FPA) 1300 337 301 A professional organisation for the financial planning industry in Australia representing financial planners and promoting improved quality of financial advice for consumers.
Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) 1300 346 742 A professional body that aims to strengthen the financial services industry and improve its professional standards through policy initiatives, networking, and advocacy.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) 1300 137 322 Promotes and advances the theory and practice of accounting by education, training and maintaining a high standard of professional conduct in public practice, commerce and industry.
Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) 61 3 8665 3100 Provides accountants with professional recognition and development, education, business and technical advice and advocacy to government agencies.
Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) (02) 9253 5100 Represents companies providing insurance services and provides its members with technical, forum, lobby, statistical and public relations services.
Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) 1300 554 817 Promotes the development of the mortgage industry, including real estate lending, security property appraisal, risk evaluation, control and servicing of loans and assists members with their operations and performance.
National Credit Providers Association (07) 3269 3300 A body representing the micro-lending industry.
National Insurance Brokers Association of Australia (NIBA) (02) 9964 9400 Represents the interests of insurance brokers and provides technical and educational support and professional certification.
Private Health Insurance Intermediaries Association Inc (PHIIA) 61 (03) 9229 3896 An organisation of health insurance brokers and intermediaries who help consumers compare and purchase health insurance.
Risk Management Institution of Australasia (RMIA) (02) 9095 2500 Body representing risk management in the Asia-Pacific region.
Stockbrokers And Financial Advisers Association (02) 8080 3200 Tthe peak industry body representing institutional and retail stockbroking firms and investment banks in Australia.
Association of Accounting Technicians (Australia) Limited 1800 000 961 The largest professional body in the accounting / finance / bookkeeping sector and is the only association that supports the three professional bodies in CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants.
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Australia and New Zealand 1-800-446-648 Leading the way in the accountancy profession, building partnerships around the world and protecting the public interest.
Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) 1800 656 009 Authentic voice of advice professionals whose members remain driven by a shared belief in the value of great advice for more Australians.
Australian Bookkeepers Association Ltd 1300 856 710 Designed to advance the cause of the bookkeeping profession. Giving the members credibility, professional accreditation, representation, and facilitated training.
Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) 1300 85 61 81 They promote and maintains the standards of bookkeeping as a profession, through the establishment of a series of relevant qualifications and the award of grades of membership that recognise academic attainment, working experience and competence.
Institute of Public Accountants 61 3 8665 3100 Focused on growth for future based on supporting the member's needs providing them with relevant and quality education.
Tax Institute 61 2 8223 0000 Educator and professional association in tax. Committed in propelling members onto the global stage holding the Chartered Tax Adviser designation which represents the internationally recognised mark of expertise.

Engineering, Construction & Property Website Telephone E-Mail Description
Association of Consulting Architects - Australia (ACA) 1300 653 026 Represents the interests of consulting architects.
AusBiotech Ltd (03) 9828 1400 A national body of companies and individuals dedicated to the development and prosperity of the Australian biotechnology industry. Its mission is to facilitate the commercialisation of Australian bioscience in the international marketplace.
Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) 61 1300 854 543 Aims to create a competitive building or construction industry and serves the interests of its members in one or more of the residential, non-residential, engineering or investment property sectors.
Australian Institute of Building (02) 6253 1100 Represents building professionals, associate professionals and technicians engaged in building practice, teaching or research throughout Australia and overseas.
Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) 61 2 8234 4000 Represents quantity surveyors, building or construction economists, cost engineers and cost estimators.
Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) 02 6273 8312 Represents the interests of contractors, subcontractors and suppliers engaged in earthmoving, road construction and associated works, the installation of below ground services and utilities, land development, equipment supply and hire, mining, infrastructure development and related works.
Consult Australia 02 8252 6700 Represents consulting engineers in the commercial and business environment, in the fields of building, infrastructure, oil and gas, transportation, mining, communications and information technology, agriculture, food processing and manufacturing.
Engineers Australia 1300 653 113 The national forum for the advancement of engineering and the professional development of our members. With in excess of 80,000 members embracing all disciplines of the engineering team, Engineers Australia is the largest and most diverse professional body for engineers in Australia.
Housing Industry Association Ltd 1300 650 620 Represents the building, renovating and land development industries, particularly residential house and land development and refurbishment, commercial building, manufacture and supply of building products, financing of property development.
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Represents and promotes the interests of professional industrial engineers and individuals involved with productivity improvement.
Institution of Chemical Engineers in Australia Inc (IChemEinAust) 61 (0)3 9642 4494 Promotes the chemical engineering profession and represents the interests of chemical engineers.
Master Builders Australia Inc (MBA Inc) 02 6202 8888 The federation representing businesses within the building and construction industry and promoting and protecting their interests.
Planning Institute of Australia (02) 6262 5933 The only national organisation representing qualified urban and regional planners and other related disciplines in Australia.
Process Engineers and Constructors Association Inc (PECA Inc) 1300 55 66 77 Australian Industry Group (Ai Group)represents the interests of more than 60,000 businesses employing more than 1 million staff. Our longstanding involvement with diverse industry sectors including manufacturing, construction, transport, labour hire, mining services, defence, airlines and ICT means we are genuinely representative of Australian industry.
Property Council of Australia (PCA) (02) 9033 1900 Represents the property community, those who use land or invest in the built environment to generate economic returns.
Australian Institute of Architects (02) 6121 2000 Represents and promotes the interests of architects and the architectural profession.
Property Council of Australia +61 (0)2 9033 1900 Leads the advocate for Australia's biggest industry which is the property industry. They represent investors, owners, those who manage and develop in all sectors of property.
Master Electricians Australia (MEA) 1300 889 198 The leading voice of the electrical industry in Australia. They connect electrical contractors with local services to build business success.
Master Painters Australia (MPA) - Queensland +61 7 3277 8646 Represents the state's painting and decorating industry. They encourage and recognise the highest standards of craftsmanship and ethical business practices.
Master Plumbers Association (MPMSA) 03 9329 9622 One of the largest plumbing industry association.
Property Investment Association Of Australia Inc. Formed to enable investors to make prudent property investment decisions. It seeks to provide investors with the knowledge and skills to successfully acquire and manage property.
National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) (02) 9439 8523 Represents the interests of contractors as businesses, employers and technicians in the electrical, electronic and communications installations industry.

Human Resources Website Telephone E-Mail Description
Australian Human Resources Institute 03 9918 9200 The national association representing human resource and people management professionals.
Australian Institute of Training & Development (AITD) 02 9211 9414 The association of choice for professionals in training, learning and development.
Leanrx 6 1 2 9688 6576 A small non-profit organisation that supports and promotes advancements in workforce learning.
Human Resources Network Group NSW 02 9019 1600 A non profit networking group run by HR Partners for HR professionals.
Human Resources Network Group QLD 07 3031 3291
Human Resources Network Group VIC 03 8621 5700
Institute of Learning & Development Professionals 02 8920 2261,com_contact/task,view/contact_id,1/Itemid,11/ Enhances the status of people with varied occupational roles in Learning and Development by building them into a globally recognised profession

Manufacturing and Mining Website Telephone E-Mail Description
Association of Mining and Exploration Companies Inc (AMEC) 1300 738 184 Represents companies involved in the provision of goods and services to all sectors of the mineral exploration and mining industry.
Australia New Zealand Industrial Gas Association (ANZIGA) 61 (3) 9611 5412 Works to promote health & safety and best practice in members that produce and distribute gases for the manufacturing, medical, food, scientific and hospitality industries.
Australian Aluminium Council (02) 6267 1800 Represents the Australian aluminium industry including companies operating in bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminium metal production, semi-fabricated aluminium production and distribution.
Australian Drilling Industry Association (ADIA) 08 6305 0466 Provides professional and technical leadership in the advancement of the drilling industry.
Australian Gas Association (AGA) (03) 9580 4500 Represents all sectors of the gas industry including pipelines, producers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and associated organisations.
Australian Mines and Metals Association Inc (AMMA) (03) 9614 4777 Represents employer organisations in the metalliferous mining minerals, processing, hydrocarbons and related industries.
Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) (02) 6247 0960 Represents Australia's oil and gas exploration and production industry.
APPEA - QLD 07 3231 0500
APPEA - NT 08 8943 0675
APPEA - NSW 08 8943 0675
APPEA - WA 08 9426 7200
Australian Property Institute (API) (02) 6122 8700 Represents the interests of the professions of valuation, land economy and plant and machinery valuations.
Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (02) 6273 0577 Represents contractors, owners, engineers, suppliers, financial and legal companies and other organisations involved in the pipeline industry.
Australian Steel Institute 61 2 8748 0180 A marketing organisation representing companies and individuals involved in steel manufacture, fabrication, design and construction. It is the representative association for the Australian steel industry.
Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia Ltd (TFIA) 0412 706 677 The industry representative body of Australia's textile, clothing, footwear and fashion industries.
Minerals Council of Australia (02) 6233 0600 The national body representing the Australian exploration, mining and minerals processing industry.
Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association Inc (PACIA) (03) 9611 5400 Represents manufacturers of chemicals, petrochemicals and resins, importers and distributors of chemicals and chemical products, manufacturers and distributors of adhesives and sealants, plastics processors and manufacturers of plastics products involved in the plastics and chemicals industries.
Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) 08 9427 0812 Association of individuals involved in the exploration of oil and gas.
Queensland Resources Council (QRC) 07 3295 9560 Represents the commercial developers of minerals & energy resources.
Mining & Energy Services Council of Australia (MESCA) 07 3244 1777 An industry body created to assist members in developing and enhancing partnerships while maximising their opportunities for contributions to Mining & Energy projects.
Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) +61 3 9658 6100 Provides services to professionals engaged in all facets of the global minerals sector.
Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) 1300 738 184 A representing body for mineral exploration and mining throughout Australia with a purpose to facilitate positive political and economic environment to grow the exploration and mining industry.

Pharmaceuticals & Health Care Website Telephone E-Mail Description
Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA) 1300 725 334 Supports and represents the interests of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners in Australia.
Australian Dental Association (ADA) (02) 9906 4412 An organisation of dentists which aims to encourage the health of the public and the promotion of the art and science of dentistry.
Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association (AHHA) (02) 6162 0780 Represents public and not-for-profit health service providers involved in hospitals and health services and those with an interest in public health care.
Australian Medical Association Ltd (AMA) (02) 6270 5400 Represents the medical profession and promotes the medical and allied sciences.
Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) 1800 817 577 Promotes the art and science of natural and traditional therapies. It represents the interests of professional natural and traditional therapists working in health care and preventative medicine.
Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) 1 300 306 622 / (+613) 9092 0888 Represents the physiotherapy profession Australia-wide, supporting research, promoting professional development and representing its members.
Australian Psychological Society Ltd (APS) (03) 8662 3300 Represents the interests of psychology and psychologists in a diverse range of employment settings and specialisations and provides essential professional support in terms of industrial relations matters, professional development, marketing support and the maintenance of ethical guidelines.
Complementary Medicines Australia (02) 6260 4022 Represents the complementary healthcare industry, including vitamin, mineral and nutritional supplements, special purpose foods, herbal and aromatherapy products, homeopathics and natural cosmetics.
Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) 02 6189 1200 Represents dietitians that are employed in a wide variety of work areas including clinical dietetics, community nutrition, education, private sector, government, research and industry.
Health Informatics Society of Australia Ltd 03 9326 3311 Promotes and supports the field of health informatics.
Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) (02) 9900 0600 The national association representing companies in the medical technology industry.
Medicines Australia (02) 6122 8500 Represents companies in Australia's prescription pharmaceutical industry involved in research, development, manufacture, marketing and export of prescription pharmaceuticals.
Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria) (MHFA(V)) 03 9826 1422 Represents organisations, individual and corporate members throughout Australia involved in the business, legal, pharmacy and mental health sectors and also consumers and carers with experience of mental illness.
Occupational Therapy Australia (OT AUSTRALIA) (03) 9415 2900 The professional association for occupational therapists.
Optometry Australia (03) 9668 8500 Represents and promotes the interests of optometrists and the profession of optometry.
Pharmacy Guild of Australia (PGA) 02 6270 1888 Negotiates with governments, manufacturers, wholesalers and other organisations in or around the health care delivery system. They also provide services to members in such fields as industrial relations, marketing, staff training, and product and economic information.
Public Health Association of Australia Inc (PHAA) (02) 6285 2373 Promotes and represents its members in matters of public health policy, development, research and training and supports professional development of its members.
Speech Pathology Association of Australia Ltd (03) 9642 4899 Represents speech pathologists working in private practice, hospitals, rehabilitation centres, education centres and with agencies for specific disabilities.
Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) 1800 685 684 A national umbrella body for sports medicine and sports science and represents sports medicine and health professionals, sports trainers, sporting clubs and community members.
Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) Queensland 07 3808 2366 Advocates for the interests of children and families. Works with members, state, and federal governments and other stakeholders to ensure the industry to adopt a coordinated approach that will deliver the best outcomes for children and families.
Life Sciences Queensland (LSQ) +61 (0)7 3331 3999 Works to assist the growth of individual firms and organisations.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia 02 6270 1888 Representing the pharmacy community that seeks to serve the interests of its members. They support the community in its role delivering health outcomes for all.
Massage and Myotherapy Australia 1300 138 872 Not-for-profit associating body for Massage, Remedial Massage and Myotherapy, spanning Australia nationwide with a membership of over 8,600 professionally qualified practitioners.
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) 08 8352 3288 A national professional association representing people working in health education, physical education, recreation, sport, dance, community fitness or movement sciences.

IT & Telecommunications Website Telephone E-Mail Description
Australian Computer Society (ACS) 61 [0]2 9299 3666 An association for IT professionals providing a wide range of services and opportunities for networking and career enhancement.
Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) (02) 6281 9400 Assists the ICT industry to meet its business objectives, locally and globally, in corporate and government markets.
Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA ) The peak industry body representing Australia’s mobile telecommunications industry.
Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA) (+61) 1300 664 556 Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA) is a not-for-profit organisation launched in 2016 to advance the understanding of ICT matters within the community, corporate and government sectors in Australia.
Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) 1300 733 784 Rresenting the Spatial Industry. SIBA is committed to working with Government and Academia to build a more innovative, entrepreneurial and prosperous Australia.
IT Forum Gold Coast (ITFGC)

Chambers Website Telephone E-Mail Description
American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham) 02 8031 9000 Develops and promotes trade, commerce and investment between the United States and Australia and represents the interests of its members.
Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc (AACCI) 61 2 9381 8400 A body representing Australian private enterprise with commercial interest in Arab markets which promotes commercial, industrial, tourist and financial relations between Australia and countries of the Arab League.
Australia-Brazil Chamber of Commerce Inc 61 (2) 94318623 Develops and promotes trade, commerce and investment between Brazil and Australia and represents the interests of its members.
Australian British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) (02) 9247 6271 Develops and promotes trade, commerce and investment between the United Kingdom and Australia and represents the interests of its members.
Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) 61 2 6270 8000 Represents over 350 000 businesses at a national level and covers all areas of industry, commercial business and professional services.
Canberra Business Chamber 02 6283 5200 Represents members from a wide variety of business types and sizes across the Canberra region, including all areas of industry, commercial businesses and professional services.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry SA Business SA exists to assist organisations with the challenges of today's competitive environment.
Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory 8 8982 8100 The largest employer association in the Northern Territory. An independent, not-for-profit and non-government body - our membership and offices span the Territory.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCI) (08) 9365 7555 Represents the commercial, industrial and professional community in Western Australia and promotes industry, trade, commerce and economic development in the state.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) 1300 731 988 An industry body and lobby group representing the interests of Queensland businesses to all government levels.
Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) (03) 6236 3600 Represents the commercial, industrial and professional community in Tasmania and promotes industry, trade, commerce and economic development in the state.
Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) (03) 8662 5333 The peak body for employers in Victoria, informing and servicing more than 15,000 members, customers and clients around the State. - See more at:
NSW Business Chamber 13 26 96 A member-based business improvement organisation with more than 100 years experience in advice, networking, support and advocacy.
North Sydney Chamber of Commerce The North Sydney Chamber of Commerce provides events and services for businesses in the North Sydney Council local government area - and those that would like to do business in that area.

Small Business Website Telephone E-Mail Description
Business Enterprise Centres 0403 465 050 Business Enterprise Centres Australia are located in city and country areas throughout Australia to assist you to expand your existing business or to explore new business ideas.
Business Masterminds (02) 8005 7397 Business MasterMinds is a community of business people who share ideas, experiences and knowledge - to improve their entrepreneurial skills.
Business Referral Group 1800 058 567 Provides small business owners and managers with a platform to establish formal and strategic relationships with like-minded local business people.
Council of Small Business Australia 02 9431 8646 A representitive body of business organisations and individual firms which promotes the economic value of small/medium enterprises and aggressively pursues their interests.
Family Business Australia 1800 249 357 A national member based, not for profit organisation formed to improve the effectiveness of Australian families in business.
The Referral Network A not-for-profit business network dedicated to the mutual support and promotion of businesses within the network.
Small Business Advice 617 3105 9121 A not-for-profit website providing assistance to small business owners and operators. Assistance includes information about starting, running and exiting a small business as well as access to diagnostic and cash flow management tools. The website also has the capacity to match profiles of businesses with issues to professional advisors that have the specific skills and expertise to address these issues.
Small Business Mentoring Service Inc (SBMS) 1300 816 817 An incorporated, not-for-profit association providing mentoring services to assist businesses to be successful.
Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ) Brings together professionals in practice, education and training to promote communication and dissemination of research, ideas and information.
SME Association of Australia 612 9299 1426 A body representing small to medium (SME) businesses in Australia. It is a membership based not-for-profit association that provides services for businesses to connect and grow while acting as a leading voice for SMEs and industries. Membership is open to individuals, SMEs, industries and other business and government associations.
The Hive Networking for entrepreneurs. We get together to share advice, talk and hang out.
Mentor Central 61 (0)2 8011 4117 Does face to face mentoring programs, self-driven online skill-building programs, personal mentoring, and reports, interviews and articles about what is working for others, mentors advice and current trends.
Family Business Australia (FBA) 1800 249 357 Family Business Australia is the peak body for family business in Australia, a sector which accounts for almost half a million businesses and fifty percent of the Australian workforce.

Women Website Telephone E-Mail Description
HerBusiness 1300 720 120 Represents and promotes women in business by raising their profile, contributing to the achievement of their goals and by providing exposure to a diverse range of business success models.
Australian Federation of University Women Inc Provides scholarships for girls and women to continue formal and informal education, particularly in science, mathematics and technology fields.
Australian Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (02) 8095 0251 The body for women business owners, supporting business growth in Australia through education.
Australian Women in Agriculture 0417 811 809 Assists women involved in the development of Australian primary production, rural industries and communities.
Babes in Business 3136 2505 Celebrating women’s achievements both personally and professionally, its about connecting fabulous women through events, mentoring programs, debates and learning.
Business and Professional Women Australia 61 7 3103 1391 Promotes the development, education, training and mentoring for all women in business and the paid and unpaid workforce.
Business Women Connect 0417 657 962 Provides leading business women with the ultimate forum to facilitate business and personal development.
Canberra Women in Business A not for profit incorporated association supporting women in business in the Canberra region. (Formerly Chamber of Women in Business)
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) 61 3 9895 4455 Represents the interests of women actively involved in the construction industry.
National Council of Women of Australia Inc Ltd 0419 148 948 Aims to improve the status and conditions of Australian women and their families.
Queensland Rural Women's Network Aims to provide opportunities for the self development of rural women as well as being a lobby group which undertakes action in all areas affecting rural women and families.
She Business 1300 746 123 Australia’s fastest growing Business Club for women.
Sydney Women's Network 04 1439 2004
Women Chiefs of Enterprises International (Australia) 402274711 A non-profit professional organisation for women entrepreneurs. The organisation encourages women to support each other and aims to enhance recognition of achievements of women in business.
Women in Banking & Finance A non?profit organisation, which provides a forum for professional women in financial services and related industries.
Women in Super (WIS) (03) 8677 3827 A national advocacy and networking group for women employed in the superannuation and financial services industries.
Women in Technology (WiT) 0430 219 091 The leading technology industry associations for women in Australia.
Women's Network Australia 1800 052 476 / (07) 3711 2216 We help to build your confidence and capabilities to start or grow your business, expand your networks, position you with the right people and provide you with the support and guidance you need to reach your business goals.
Westside Business Women Inc. (WBWI) A body that supports and inspires women in business to succeed.
Queensland Rural, Regional & Remote Women's Network (QRWN) 1300 795 571 We create a safe space, where our members can connect and link with each other and share the stories, knowledge and wisdom that makes our communities stronger.
Cairns Business Women's Club (CBWC) 0419 036 609 A member-based group that comes together to offer support, development and assistance to all women in business in Cairns, whether in private enterprise or public service.
Franklin Women Franklin Women is a community of women working in health and medical research related careers.

International Website Telephone E-Mail Read more:
Australia-ASEAN Business Council A business association creating a formal link between private sectors in Australia and ASEAN countries and promoting Australia/ASEAN trade and investment.
Australia-China Business Council (ACBC) 61 3 9027 5609 Promotes trade, commerce, investment and economic co-operation between The People's Republic of China and Australia.
Australia-India Business Council (AIBC) 1300 176 684 First point of contact by government and business representatives from both countries seeking access to industry, business and government leaders of both countries.
Australia-Japan Business Co-Operation Committee (AJBCC) 61 2 9089 8876 Develops and promotes trade, commerce and investment between Australia and Japan and represents the interests of its members.
Australia-Latin America Business Council (ALABC) (61 2) 9431 8651 Develops and promotes trade, commerce and investment between Australia and Latin America and represents the interests of its members.
Business Network International Share ideas, contacts and, most important, business referrals with the world’s largest business networking organization.
Hong Kong Trade Development Council Develops and promotes trade, commerce and investment between Hong Kong and Australia.
International Institute of Directors and Managers (IIDM) (03) 9571 6902 Dedicated to experiential learning in leadership and management development.
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) +1 415.544.4700 An international network of professionals committed to improving the effectiveness of organizations through strategic interactive and integrated business communication management. - See more at:
Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) (03) 9867 6625 Represents the Australian marine export and superyacht industries.
Australian Institute of Export (AIEx) +61 2 8243 7400 Supports Australian international businesses. They encourage, educate, and assist companies to take on the world.

Social& Professional Networking Sites Website Telephone E-Mail Description
Business Advisor Network 07 3105 9121 A not-for-profit network connecting business with professional advisors. The web portal is used as a social network for advisors, member based professional organisations and alumni to connect with small businesses in need.
Workforce Council (07) 3008 3644 Represents a large variety of sectors who support individual and community well-being through a range of care, support, and education services.

Education Website Telephone E-Mail Description
Australian Council of Educational Leaders (ACEL) 1800 680 559 The major professional association for educational leaders.

Publishing & Design Website Telephone E-Mail Description
Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) Promotes the advancement of the graphic design profession in Australia and represents professional designers and promotes their role in maintaining effective methods of visual communication.
Australian Sign and Graphic Association 1300 274 211 Represents the sign making and graphics industry.
Australian Commercial Galleries Association (ACGA) 61 3 9521 7300 Represents, promotes and furthers the interests of Australian commercial galleries.
Design Institute of Australia 1300 888 056 The body representing professional designers from all design disciplines.
Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) A group of photographic professionals working together to promote professional photography and to raise the profile of the photographic industry.
Australian Society of Authors (ASA) 61 2 9211 1004 Promotes and protects the interests of all creators of literary and dramatic work covering all those who write, illustrate or design for publication.
Australian Publishers Association (APA) (02) 9281 9788 Represents the interests of Australian publishers and promotes original and licensed publishing in Australia.
Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) 02 6262 5933 Represents planning and the planning profession. They serve and guide thousands of planning professionals in their role creating better communities.
Design Institute of Australia (DIA) 1300 888 056 Australia’s peak industry body for professional design, the DIA represents Australian design and designers both domestically and internationally. They help Australia’s professional designers to succeed in business and to enjoy their working lives, while collectively growing Australia’s reputation as a Design Nation.
Australian Writers' Guild (AWG) 02 9319 0339 Represents the writers for stage, screen and radio and has protected and promoted their creative and professional interests for more than 50 years.

Environmental Industries Website Telephone E-Mail Description
Environmental Health Australia (07) 3000 2288 Advocates environmental health issues and represents the professional interests of Environmental Health Officers.
NSW (02) 9181 3320
QLD (07) 3000 2299
SA 0448 606 005
TAS (07) 3854 1113
VIC (07) 3000 2288
WA (08) 6495 1111
Australian Water Association Inc (AWA) 1300 361 426 Represents individuals and organisations, including engineers, resource managers and public health professionals, whose purpose is to promote responsible management and conservation of water and the related environment.
Green Building Council of Australia 02 8239 6200 The Green Building Council of Australia's mission is to define and develop a sustainable property industry in Australia and to drive the adoption of green building practices through market-based solutions.
Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN) 03 9397 2511 Australia’s peak organisation that specialises in representing industry, business and councils across Australia, on environmental and energy matters likely to impact your organisation and business operations.
Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society (ANZSES) Promotes scientific, social and economic development through the environmentally sound utilisation of solar energy.
Ecotourism Association of Australia (EAA) 07 3252 1530 The representitive body for the ecotourism industry representing ecotourism accommodation, tour and attraction operators; tourism planners; protected area managers; academics and students; tourism, environmental, interpretation and training consultants; and local and regional tourism associations.
Sustainable Business Australia (SBA) 61 (0)2 8267 5782 SBA's mission is to develop the full commercial potential of the Australian environment and sustainability industry in domestic and export markets.
Australian Association for Environmental Education (+61) 0405 278 700 A body representing Environmental Educators which promotes best practice and contributes to skills development among educators across the country and internationally.
Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EINAZ) 613 8593 4140 Association for environmental practitioners which provides opportunities for professional and academic dialogue across all sectors of the environmental industry.
Australian Forest Growers (AFG) 02 6248 9168 A national association representing private forestry and commercial treegrowing interests in Australia.
Australasian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA) 1300 36 1693 A peak body for timber floors and the timber flowing industry which represents contractors, manufacturers and suppliers to the industry.
Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) +61 2 9431 8662 Represents geoscientists in all sectors of the profession.

Travel & Tourism Website Telephone E-Mail Description
Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) 703-684-0836 Promotes business travel management in Australia and provides for the personal development of skilled travel professionals.
Australian Federation of Travel Agents Ltd (AFTA) 02 9287 9900 / 1300 363 416 Promotes the business interests of the travel industry in Australia, representing travel agents, allied industry organisations, hotels, wholesalers and tour operators.
Australian Tourism Export Council (02) 8262 5500 A national tourism industry group formed to assist members to grow their inbound tourism businesses.
Accomodation Association of Australia (AAA) (02) 8666 9015 Represents accommodation employers in accommodation establishments ranging from 5 star hotels and motels to bed & breakfasts in metropolitan and regional Australia.
Australian Hotels Association (AHA) (02) 6273 4007 admin @ Represents the interests of more than 5,000 members across Australia serviced by branches operating in every state and territory plus a Canberra-based National Office.
Tourism Accomodation Australia (TAA) (02) 8218 1816 Represents the needs and interests of the substantial operators of Australia’s accommodation industry, providing leadership for its members through advocacy, industrial relations and legal support, intelligence, research, education and networking.
Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) +61 2 8262 5500 Represents Australia's export sector.
Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) (07) 3236 1445 A non-profit, private sector, membership-based organisation representing the interests of Queensland’s tourism and hospitality industry.
Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) +61 2 9240 2000 A peak industry group for the Australian tourism, transport and aviation sectors. A national, member-funded CEO forum TTF advocates the public policy interests of leading corporations and institutions in these sectors.
Australian Leisure Facilities Association (ALFA) 0458 800 757 A body for the aquatics, recreation and leisure facilities industry in Australia.

Agriculture Website Telephone E-Mail Description
National Farmers' Federation (NFF) (02) 6269 5666 A national body representing farmers and agriculture across Australia.
Queensland Farmers' Federation (QFF) (07) 3837 4720 Represents the united voice of intensive agriculture in Queensland.
AgForce (07) 3236 3100 An organisation which represents rural producers that ensures long term growth, viability, competitiveness and profitability of broad acre industries of cattle, grain, sheep, and wool.
Queensland Dairyfarmers' Organisation (QDO) (07) 3236 2955 Represents the interests of dairy farmers.
The Australian Livestock Export Corporation Ltd. (LiveCorp) 61 2 9929 6755 A not-for-profit industry service provider involved in the export of Australian livestock.
Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) (03) 8621 4200 Provides representation for dairy farmers in Australia.
Nursery and Garden Industry Queensland (NGIQ) (07) 3277 7900 Representing the nursery industry: production nurseries, retail nurseries and garden centres, manufacturers and agents for allied products.
Australian Banana Growers' Council Inc (ABGC) (+61 7) 3278 4786 Represents the interests of Australia's commercial banana growers.
Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) 07 3278 3755 Encourages the growth and development of the industry and is the peak industry body for the Australian mango industry.
Australian Institute of Horticulture Inc. (02) 8001 6198 Represents horticulture practitioners.
Landscape Queensland 1300 883 966 Represents the interests of the state's landscape and garden maintenance contractors, designers and suppliers of products and services.

Transport and Logistics Website Telephone E-Mail Description
Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) 07 3394 4388 Represents the principal Trucking/Road Freight Industry Association in Queensland, with members servicing all sectors of the urban, regional and long distance freight industry.
Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (ALAANZ) +61 409 336 804 Originally named The Aviation Law Association of Australia, ALAANZ aims to develop the practice of the law affecting the aviation industry and the exchange of information about aviation laws.
Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) 1300 364 160 Australia’s largest association for Supply Chain and Logistics professionals and practitioners working in SME’s through to large Corporates.

Food Website Telephone E-Mail Description
Dairy Industry Association of Australia (DIAA) 03 8742 6600 a not-for-profit industry association for dairy product manufacturers and allied trades.
National Baking Industry Association (NBIA) +61 73899 6100 Representative and employer body for the baking industry who plays a role in the development, promotion, education, training and protection for business owners in the industry.
The Allergen Bureau 0437 918 959 The peak industry body representing food industry allergen management in Australia and New Zealand.
Nutrition Australia A non-government, non-profit, community based-organisation that aims to promote health and wellbeing.
Queensland Seafood Industry Association (QSIA) 0417 631 353 Represents the seafood industry that includes professional fishers, seafood processors, marketers, retailers, and other businesses associated with the seafood industry.

Security Website Telephone E-Mail Description
Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) 02 8425 4300 Provides advice, assistance and representation to the security industry in Australia.