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About the HRIA

With over 500 corporate members and growing, the Hire & Rental Industry Association Ltd is the key national industry body representing the $8bn hire and rental industry in Australia.

The Association brings members a diverse array of benefit services at both national and state levels. Members include Hire Companies, Suppliers and Service Providers with hire members ranging from national multi-location companies to the more traditional Owner-Manager single location.

From general plant hire, DIY hire, portable buildings, construction, access and events, (covering a myriad of products and services) the HRIA Ltd’s membership base is continually expanding to cover increasing areas of hire and rental business and industry.

How EWPA was Formed

Why belong?

A wide range of services and benefits are available to all members of the HRIA to assist in running member businesses.

These services include an industry advice line and 1800 contact number; master agreements; and specialised stationery options.

The HRIA also operates a national office supported by State committees enabling close relationship building among members and member businesses.

Keeping members up-to-date and informed of the latest industry happenings, the HRIA produces a monthly newsletter highlighting key issues plus a quarterly publication, the Hire and Rental News magazine which is the official magazine for the Hire Industry and is distributed not only to all members but to the industry in general.

Members are able to access important information on their workplace relations obligations through a hotline support service and online via HRNet, which hosts minimum wage summaries and other fact sheets relevant to the hire and rental industry.

The EWPAA always had a close affiliation with the Hire and Rental Association and it merged with the HRA in 1994. This merging helped to expand the membership base to include rental fleet owners and major users of EWPs away from the more traditional markets. Membership rapidly grew to over 100. However, with the continuing growth of the elevating work platform market it was decided, by the membership, to once again become an independent, National Association.

In January 1998 the Elevating Work Platform Association of Australia was incorporated. Membership is now in excess of 700 and includes the major rental fleet owners, manufacturers, users and supporters of this industry. The Association is run through a National Executive and supported by State Committees which meet regularly to ensure effective communication between all members on the key issues that affect this industry.

HRIA Code of Ethics

Pledge – honesty and reliability in all transactions
Maintain – the high standard of equipment available for hire and the efficiency of the industry
Encourage – the friendly exchange between members of knowledge of practical and technical subjects
Foster – co-operation with manufacturers and suppliers