Australian Automobile Association

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Australian Automobile Association
The logo of the Association
Abbreviation AAA
Formation 1924
Purpose Motoring Organisation
Region served
Australia Motoring Organisations
Ross Herron
Main organ
Governing Board

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) was established in 1924. It supports and coordinates the activities of its constituent motoring clubs, and aims to represent the interests of Australian motorists both nationally and internationally.[1] The President of the AAA is Ross Herron, with Peter Joyce serving as Vice President.[2]

The association considers the national road toll and road safety as significant issues and has contributed to safer roads and safer vehicle campaigns.[3]

The AAA has conducted studies on fuel prices and concluded that supermarket fuel discount vouchers are misleading motorists into believing they are making greater savings than they actually are.[4] They have also warned motorists that fixed-price servicing deals which include capped pricing can end before expensive routine maintenance is required.[5]

International membership[edit]

The AAA is a member of the Alliance Internationale de Tourisme (AIT) and the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).[6]

Member organisations[edit]

The following organisations are members of AAA:[7]

Motor sport[edit]

In 1926 the AAA sought authority to administer motor sport in Australia and this was subsequently obtained via the Royal Automobile Club.[8] Following a decision to focus on its primary role, the association relinquished this authority to the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport,[8] formed in 1953.


  1. ^ "AAA Welcome". Archived from the original on 9 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
  2. ^ "AAA board". Archived from the original on 10 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
  3. ^ Michael Jeffery (8 March 2006). "A Reception in support of the Australian Automobile Association". Speech. Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Helen Pow (12 February 2012). "Fuel discounts a big con, Automobile Association research shows". The Australian. News Limited. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Joshua Dowling (11 May 2013). "Fixed-price servicing deals under fire as Australian Automobile Association urges motorists to read fine print". AdelaideNow. News Limited. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "AAA About". Archived from the original on 9 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
  7. ^ "AAA members". Archived from the original on 9 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
  8. ^ a b Pedr Davis, The Macquarie Dictionary of Motoring, 1986, page 25

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