Australian Information Industry Association
About the AIIA
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for the ICT industry and the wider technology sector. We are a not-for-profit organisation and we deliver enormous value to our members.
For over 40 years (since 1978) the AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the industry, to create a more favourable business environment for our members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity.
AIIA membership is open to all technology organisations in Australia. Once an organisation becomes a member, all its employees are entitled to participate in, and benefit from its activities, e.g. AIIA events, programs, Special Interest Groups and activities nationally.
The principal purposes of the AIIA include to:
a) act as a central advisory, consultative and co-ordinating body for the ICT industry in Australia and its representation internationally
b) represent and be an advocate for the ICT industry on all matters concerning the industry in discussions with governments, companies, other bodies or organisations, consumers and the public
c) create a greater public awareness of the benefits and essential role of the ICT industry and of those operating within it
d) take steps to promote, advocate for and advance the ICT industry in Australia and exports from the Australian ICT industry
e) encourage and promote the use of best practice and professional conduct in the ICT industry, including by promoting appropriate standards, codes, practices and policies that support Members’ interests
f) establish, maintain relations and/or affiliations with, and provide support to, bodies in other countries and/or industries where they have objects similar to AIIA
g) offer and provide (including for a fee) services and tools which may assist Members, their employees and others to conduct their business and affairs
h) promote these purposes at a local and regional level, including through local representative State and, Territory Councils and their respective working groups.
See a summary of Membership Benefits
We represent technology organisations of all shapes and sizes all around Australia, including:
- Global corporations such as Apple, Adobe, Avanade, EMC, Deloitte, Gartner, Google, IBM, Infosys, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft and Oracle
- Multinational companies including Optus and Telstra
- National organisations including Data#3, SMS Management and Technology and Technology One; and
- Plus, a large number of small and medium businesses, startups and digital Incubators
AIIA’s strategic plan builds on our 40-year heritage, the very tangible contributions of our staff and volunteers around the country and the great work of our executive team and national Board of Directors.
AIIA’s reason for being is clear: our sector is best-positioned to fuel Australia’s future social and economic prosperity through technology innovation. This means the AIIA and our member companies have both a tremendous opportunity and a great responsibility – directly addressed in a multi-year strategic plan that brings us together as an industry; one that ensures we become ‘stronger as one.’
Being a member of the AIIA demonstrates that your organisation is standing up as a leader in the Australian technology industry that is actively contributing to the health and vibrancy of the Australian economy.