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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: Cooma H Hardware

Member Profile: Cooma H Hardware

Located south of Canberra, Cooma H Hardware is an independent store within an industrial estate, that is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to increase business, upskill their staff and service their local community.  David, Elizabeth and Jannene’s store...

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WHS and employee discipline

WHS and employee discipline

Article written by Alan Girle Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors Employers have a responsibility to do all that is reasonably practicable to ensure the safety of their workers, but often the real problem is convincing the workers to look after themselves....

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Makita New 5 Year Limited Warranty

Makita New 5 Year Limited Warranty

Have you heard the news? Makita is now offering 5 year limited warranty on new cordless skins that are registered online. To sweeten the deal even further customers can will go into the draw to win up to $8,000 worth of Makita products when they purchase and register...

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