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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

Life in Lockdown – Julie’s Story

Life in Lockdown – Julie’s Story

 t the beginning of February, we were lucky to meet with our suppliers, dance with our friends, and celebrate our industry. In March, that soon changed, across the country we went into lockdown. We were still able to open to retail customers with provisions in place....

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New series celebrating local family-run businesses

New series celebrating local family-run businesses

Mitre 10 has launched a new grassroots marketing campaign to celebrate the real stories and people behind its stores. The ‘Built by Families’ series uses documentary-style videos to bring to life the legacy of local family-run businesses and the unique connection each...

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IHG Update | Best Stores in Town

IHG Update | Best Stores in Town

2020 has been a year of challenges in so many respects, but it hasn’t stopped independent members recognising the value of reinvesting back in to their businesses. IHG’s sapphire transformation program has continued to roll out at pace throughout 2020 despite travel...

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COVID-19: can Christmas parties go ahead?

COVID-19: can Christmas parties go ahead?

Source: hradvanceprofessional.com.au   COVID-19 has put a dampener on social activities this year, but it's still possible to inject some fun into end-of-year celebrations without putting anyone at risk. Party outdoors Why not take your event outdoors? This is...

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