TABMA is an industry association with offices throughout Australia representing timber merchants, timber manufacturing, frame and truss fabricators, building material suppliers, timber wholesalers, timber importers and related service providers.
For 80 years TABMA Australia has been providing information, advice and services to members with practical solutions to improve their business management, growth and profitability.
To support our members and build a stronger industry for you – our focus is:
- Developing careers and pathways
- Building the workforce
- Keeping people safe
- Serving and strengthening the industry
- Advocating for change
benefits of tabma membership
These services are offered to you at member discounted rates.
- TABMA Apprentices & Trainees (GTO)
TABMA trainees and apprentices are recruited, inducted, trained and monitored by us. Get the best new recruits to the industry without the administration and HR burden.
- TABMA Training (RTO)
Customised in-house short courses & full/part time qualifications including government-funded and fee for service. The range of courses include merchandising, business sales, forklift, chainsaw, sawmilling, warehousing, frame and truss.
- TABMA Workplace Health & Safety (WH&S)
Access a WHS Inspection Service including WHS Diagnostic Service, WHS Identification Service and WHS Health Check or System Audit, we also conduct electrical testing and tagging. Call our expert team anytime to discuss and develop your WHS.
- TABMA Recruitment & HR Resource Centre
TABMA has a unique database of potential applications for low cost recruitment. Members can also access our HR resource centre with pre-prepared templates, guidelines and documents to support your personnel needs.
- TABMA Workplace Advice Line
Call for advice on Industrial Relations matters such as leave, wage rates, termination of employment, employment, WHS, workers compensation, discrimination and harassment.
- Building Trade Credit Australia (BTCA)
Access the trade credit bureau BTCA to find commercial credit information on over 60,000 entities throughout Australia which receive the supply of goods/services on credit. Designed to help members make better decisions about their customers. (NSW only)
- TABMA Stats
TABMA Stats is a brand-new and exciting members-only service, helping timber and building materials businesses become well prepared with a broad range of statistical data. The website is supported by a monthly Members’ Insight newsletter on a variety of statistics including building approvals and insolvencies to name just a few.
These benefits are provided to you as part of your annual membership fee.
- Government Advocacy and Industry Representation
Connecting with state and national Governments on your behalf and representation on skills committees and industry groups. Our aim is to lobby to reduce the industry skill-shortage and gain funding for professional qualifications in the timber and building materials industry.
- TABMA Industry Awards
Recognising the outstanding achievements and excellence in the timber and building materials industry, and rising star trainees and apprentices across Australia.
- Member Marketing (Find a Timber Industry Supplier Tool)
We know tradies like dealing with local independent timber merchants and suppliers so we’ve created a search tool where all TABMA members are listed and can easily be found by postcode.
- Publications and Industry Updates
Stay up-to-date with our regular FREE industry newsletter, safety alerts, monthly building approvals and industry housing data.
Events and information meetings are held in capital cities and regional locations for members, suppliers and trainees offering an opportunity to connect, learn and share knowledge and experience.
- FREE Member Hotline
Need help, have a question, or want to be connected to industry experts or stakeholders? Make our in-house team your first point-of-call by contacting us via our Member FREE Hotline 1800 822 621.
These savings have been negotiated for you and are only available to TABMA members.
- Insurance Savings
members receive group buying savings on insurance including an obligation and cost-free evaluation on your current insurances.
- TABMA Debtors Insurance
A unique, cost effective Trade Credit Insurance Program developed for TABMA members.
- Fuel Savings
Discounts on Unleaded, Diesel and LP gas at Caltex.