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The Window Coverings Association of Australia is made up of 5 State Associations and a National Board and Secretariat. Together we provide the Industry with a united voice, fellowship, a forum for us all to meet and discuss common issues and problems as well as providing many benefits, such as:

* National Bulletins and State Newsletters
* Products and Services
* Education and Training Programs
* Interface with Industry and Governments
* Industrial information and support
* National promotions for the Industry
* Credibility with Statutory bodies, Consumer Affairs assistance
* Affiliation with the Furnishing Industry Association Of Australia
* Internet listing
* WCAA Care labels (at discounted prices)
* Pride of workmanship awards state and national.
* WCAA endorsed advertising.
* WCAA window label and certificate.
* Standard of installation and manufacture.
* Advertising QWCA in magazines (such as Qld. homes.)
* Working homeshows and roadshows for public awareness.
* Member of the Retailers Association.
* Arbitration (consumer issues)

STATE NEWSLETTERS
Content includes Committee News, dates of seminars, social events etc and items of interest to the industry.

For "in house" training advice or a copy of the Trainee or Supervisors Handbook contact your local WCAA office.


NATIONAL MATTERS
 We are represented on two Australian Standards Committees, Care Labeling and Furnishing Fabrics. We are also working on new recommendations with the Dry Cleaning Industry to improve drape dry cleaning standards (particularly coated fabrics).


REFERENCE MANUAL (Trade standards and practices)
This manual contains a considerable amount of information for our industry. It is presently being updated and will be available to members as soon as possible.


COUNTRY MEMBERS
State representatives try very hard to visit our Country Members. Individual visits are often impossible, but we do try to arrange functions in areas that are central to the cut distance problem a little. If you wish to discuss this please contact


CARE LABELS
Our Queensland chapter is responsible for distributing Care Labels and fibre content labels Australia wide, which are compulsory by law - they must be sewn into every item of soft furnishings. Please ph 1300 360 783 ask for Bev. The fax no is 1300 850 783.


MEMBERSHIP
Membership in Queensland is based on the Financial Year; Membership Renewal Invoices are issued June 30th for the following year. The General Membership Fee for 2016/2017 is from $100.00 to $675.00- (some variations apply- check details on the Web-site or ph.1300 360783.

A colour Membership Certificate and window decal is issued to all Members upon renewal or joining.

You are urged to use the WCAA Logo in your advertising.

MEMBERSHIP RATES 2016/2017

Student
$ 50.00
Agencies - per state
$100.00
Educational Establishment
$100.00
Hardware Wholesaler/Manufacturer
$100.00
Hardware & Fitter
$100.00  
Importers/Exporters
$100.00  
State Wholesaler
$100.00  
Designers/Decorators/Architects
$100.00  
Fabric Wholesaler/Manufacturer
$100.00  
Related Industry Member
$100.00  
Soft Furnishings Workroom
$100.00 
State Retail Outlet $100.00
National Wholesaler $100.00
Multi store Membership 1-5 outlets $100.00
Multi store Membership 5to10 outlets $675.00

The WINDOW COVERINGS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA INCORPORATED is a non-profit organisation, and GST exempt.
Queensland Member Benefits