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Educate. Associate. Advocate

Hardware Australia is a not for profit association which represents independent hardware retailers and suppliers, and provides benefits and value to you as a member through, education, association and advocating.

Through education, we hope to keep our members up to date on current industrial relations changes, improve service standards by providing industry-specific training, and secure the future of the industry by highlighting industry career pathways.

Our awards nights and events provide an avenue for the industry to come together and connect with industry peers through association.

We are passionate about the independent hardware industry, and will continue to fight for the future of our industry by advocating on behalf of our members. This includes lobbying against inappropriate development and legislation that may impact hardware businesses, and working to secure government funding for industry programs and initiatives.

“We aim to support members with resources and skills to grow their businesses and further strengthen the independent hardware industry”

What We Do


Hardware Australia membership is open to independent retail and supplier businesses within the hardware and building supplies industry.  Membership offers a range of benefits and inclusions to help support your business.


In conjunction with TABMA Training, we have developed industry specific short courses and qualifications.  Click here to explore those courses. 


Our events include awards nights, luncheons, breakfasts and golf days.  These events are a great way to connect with your industry peers.  To see what’s coming up in your state click here.

Latest News

Member Profile: Clint Spence, Beaudesert Mitre 10

Member Profile: Clint Spence, Beaudesert Mitre 10

Clint Spence has been involved in the hardware industry for more than 43 years at Beaudesert Mitre 10 and is a valued member of the Hardware Australia Committee, Chair of the Queensland state committee and this year was appointed our Vice-Chair. When we caught up with...

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Mental health resource centre to help your business

Mental health resource centre to help your business

COVID-19 has changed our lives in a way we never imagined, many of you are wearing the burden of the mental health and wellbeing of your family and staff. Now more than ever it’s important to check in with yourself and not just your team. Last week the federal...

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Global Hardware Market Updates

Global Hardware Market Updates

In this month's global news, DIY sales continue to soar around the world with never before seen quarterly results in the US, Germany, Austria & Switzerland. In Japan, Cainz has opened their first membership-only pro store and Russia is seeing a trend toward...

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Is your SME safe guarded for a Cyber Attack?

Is your SME safe guarded for a Cyber Attack?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently announced that Australian businesses were being targeted by a sophisticated foreign state-based hacker.  Thankfully the Prime Minister confirmed there have not been large-scale personal data breaches…..yet. Unfortunately, when...

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