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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

State Budgets

NSW The New South Wales Government has published the State Budget. Highlights for our members $520 million over two years toll relief for non-business and small business customers $3.5 billion committed for flood response and recovery (including Commonwealth...

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Top tips for small businesses to handle the sharp inflation

Top tips for small businesses to handle the sharp inflation

Article source: SmartCompany, written by David Adams. The annual inflation rate is now 6.1%, as the cost of everyday essentials hits businesses and households. Inflation skyrocketed at an annual rate of 6.1% in the June quarter, new data from the Australian Bureau of...

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Training Makes a Positive Impact in Retail

Training Makes a Positive Impact in Retail

Barrow and Bench Mitre 10 in Malvern South Australia - a modern, award winning, family-owned hardware store and garden centre, saw the opportunity to upskill their staff in 2020 through the traineeship program. Adam Maitland commenced with Barrow and Bench Mitre 10...

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