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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.

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A Christmas message from our Chair

A Christmas message from our Chair

What a year 2020 has been! Who would have thought last Christmas, when much of Australia was under threat from bushfires, that in just a few short months the world would be crippled by COVID-19.   In March, as we first started feeling the effects of COVID 19, I don’t...

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Relief over high court move on double dipping

Relief over high court move on double dipping

Australian businesses have been thrown a lifeline in the fight against double-dipping claims, following the High Court's decision to grant special leave to Workpac and the Australian Government to appeal the decision of the Federal Court in the Workpac v Rossato case....

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Are public holidays paid whilst on Christmas LWOP?

Are public holidays paid whilst on Christmas LWOP?

Article by:   Do we have to pay employees for public holidays if they took leave without pay over Christmas? Q Some of our employees took leave without pay over the Christmas/New Year period. They've queried why they weren't paid for...

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Festive Season Penalty Rates

Festive Season Penalty Rates

Article by:   The Fair Work Act (s115) is applied in conjunction with state and territory public holiday laws in determining which days are declared a public holiday, or part-day holiday, for the relevant state or territory. These...

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