Questions? Queries? Concerns? We’ve put together answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below.

If you still can’t seem to find the answer to your question, simply contact our friendly team.

What is AWCI’s mission?

Our mission is to provide services and undertake activities that enhance our member’s ability to run a successful business.

What membership benefits does AWCI offer?

AWCI ANZ Membership gives you access to a whole range of benefits, including:

  • Access to trade nights, state events, and the Annual National Conference
  • Learning opportunities to improve your technical knowledge, skills and the management of your business
  • Member-only resources chock-full of the latest technical information, updates on relevant regulations, and industry news
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded industry experts
  • Access to legal and industrial relations advice
  • Access to a library of business services, forms and templates
  • Assistance with dispute resolution and licencing issues
  • Competitively priced business insurance through AWCI ANZ’s insurance partner
  • Free copies Trade Guidelines, information booklets and the quarterly national magazine On The Surface
  • Member discounts on training and education

What is the history of AWCI?

The genesis of AWCI ANZ goes back to the 1940s where manufacturers of fibrous plaster products and installers formed various regional associations as a networking base. Plasterboard and other lining boards entered the marketplace, and the association changed focus accordingly.

Some 70 years later, AWCI has an active presence in every Australian state and throughout New Zealand. We are proud to be known as the premier industry group for the lining industry. This position allows us to act as a conduit between our members and industry leaders, and influence this vital building industry sector.

Does AWCI have an annual conference?

We have biannual conference. You can visit our dedicated conference website for further details.

Does AWCI have a Code of Ethics?

AWCI does have a Code of Ethics. It outlines the standards to which all of our members are expected to operate. It encompasses how professionals should approach problems, and AWCI’s overarching ethical principles based on our core values. Learn more here.

How can I join the AWCI?

It’s quick and easy to join the AWCI. For further information, visit the membership section of our website.

Is the AWCI a national organisation?

The AWCI is definitely national. In fact, our reach encompasses all of Australia, as well as New Zealand. We have offices in:

  • New South Wales and the ACT
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • New Zealand


The AWCI ANZ was established to represent and advocate for the interests of all companies and individuals operating within the ceiling, wall and lining sheeting systems industries. We honour this commitment in everything we do.