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So many benefits when you belong…

By joining the Australian Distillers Association, you are part of one of the fastest growing and most diverse industries in Australia. You share in the passion, commitment and ethical standards required to unleash the potential of you and your business.

As advocates for Australian distilling, we are your voice in Canberra, advocating for better conditions to support the sustainable growth of the Australian spirits industry.

In 2021, we successfully campaigned alongside our friends at Spirits & Cocktails Australia to achieve a full remission of the first $350,000 in excise payable for commercial distillers - but there’s more to be done.

We are strong advocates on other issues impacting our industry, including on labelling laws, health warnings, container deposit schemes and liquor licensing reforms.

We are committed to continuing to lobby Governments at the Federal and State level in support of a safe and vibrant spirits sector, which creates opportunities for economic growth.

Beyond the advocacy program, one of the benefits of membership includes access to the growing resources within the online Members Portal including:

Safety Resources:

Our growing safety resources enable our members to access documents and advice that can save them thousands of dollars. Together with the 'Safety & Sustainability Project Group' members can access these resources, events and videos to ensure their distillery and operations are safe and compliant. Current valuable resources include the 'BECA Safety Toolkit' and the 'Safety Action Checklist'.

industry & trade directory:

Our Industry & Trade Directory gives members exclusive access to a broad range of suppliers and service providers. Whatever aspect of the supply chain your are seeking, you will find it here.

events & programs:

Australian Distillers Association and our State branches and Partners host a number of events and programs, which provide valuable networking and educational opportunities for members. The Australian Distillers Annual conference is our major event, hosted in different States over 3 days. International delegations are held annually to assist with export markets and international exposure for members.


We keep members 'in the know' by giving them easy access to industry information, via various communication channels, including online via our website, State events and communications, and email via our regular eDMs.

exclusive access to special project groups:

Our special projects groups inform and educate industry on best practice. From safety and sustainability to technical standards, Government liaison and advocacy, members are encouraged to get involved and update themselves on the latest information. 

HR Advisor:

Our dedicated HR Advisor, provides members with FREE, bespoke advice on all staffing, people and culture related matters, including wage rate information and interpretation, recruitment, employment contracts, staff entitlements, performance management and WHS matters. (Available to business owners only, not staff).

industry training:

Training and Education is an important focus of our future strategy in assisting our members be safer, smarter and sustainable. Our training benefits provide access to various training options for you and your team. Various States are working towards new Certificate III and IV in Distilling and we will share information here on how to access the courses and what 'smart and skilled' funding may be available through the National Distilling Institute. A growing program of Microcredential courses are also available, as well as access to other industry training and education courses.

business support services:

We provide access to a growing number of industry resources to assist your business. These include business services such as accounting/financial, legal and insurance information, labeling checklists and updates, ingredients information, engineering and operations information, logistics information, marketing, design and branding tips, and assistance with grants and tax incentive programs.

Members can also view and download our Pre-Budget Submission, Annual Report, guidance notes, and keep up to date with all the latest news. The next year promises exciting new developments including:

More activity from member Project Groups on

  • Technical Standards, Safety & Sustainability, and
  • Government and Regulation
  • More industry focused webinars
  • Training initiatives
  • A fellowship announcement
  • International delegations
  • Governance reform, and much more.

Join the Australian Distillers Association today.

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Australian Distillers Association

Suite 1601, 447 Kent Street, 
Sydney, NSW, 2000

ABN 77 622 845 275

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