Housing Industry Association

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Housing Industry Association
Formation January 21, 1946; 69 years ago (1946-01-21)
Type NGO
Headquarters 79 Constitution Ave, Campbell, Australian Capital Territory
Stuart Wilson
Vice President
Ron Dwyer
Main organ
National Board of Directors
Website hia.com.au

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) is the peak, national organisation for the housing industry in Australia. This includes building, renovating and land development industries particularly for residential houses. The organisation's headquarters are located in Canberra while there are large offices in each capital city.[1]

The HIA has about 30,000 members.[2] All members are expected to adhere to a National Code of Ethics for all commercial dealings. The code covers standards, best practice, complaints, self-regulation and competition.[2]

The association conducts surveys and publishes reports including new home sales. It is able to provide recommended builders for specific areas to potential clients.[3]


At a meeting on the 21 January 1946 by interested parties it was agreed to establish a housing industry organisation. It was initially called the Builders and Allied Trades Association (BATA).[4] In its first three years the group signed up 1,000 members.[4] In June 1965 the organisation became a national association.

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  1. ^ Fitzgerald, Julian (2006). Lobbying in Australia: You Can' Expect Anything to Change If You Don' Speak Up!. Rosenberg Publishing. p. 33. ISBN 187705836X. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "National Code of Ethics" (PDF). Housing Industry Association. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Derkley, Karin (2011). John Wiley & Sons. p. 119. ISBN 0730375587 http://books.google.com.au/books?id=EkBwN1b87wEC. Retrieved 4 March 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b "HIA History". Housing Industry Association. Retrieved 4 March 2013.