BECOME A MEMBER
Maximise your industry potential by selecting the BMAA membership category that aligns with your business needs and goals:
If you are at the heart of creating blinds, awnings, and shutters, our Manufacturer Membership is your gateway to industry leadership and innovation.
Priced at $800 annually, with an added option of $150 for each retail outlet, up to a maximum of 10, ensuring manufacturers large and small can benefit from a tailored membership experience.
Fabric and/or Component Suppliers Member
Suppliers can connect with a vast network of industry players, access crucial market intelligence, and leverage advocacy on pressing industry matters. Membership fee of just $800 per year.
Importers can stay ahead of regulatory changes, benefit from collective bargaining, and network with suppliers and manufacturers. Membership fee of just $800 per year.
Retail members gain access to exclusive industry insights, and networking events that can help to significantly enhance customer reach and service quality. Membership fee of just $630 per year.
Service Provider Member
Service providers are given a platform to showcase their offerings, engage with industry-specific clients, and tap into a wealth of business development resources. Membership fee of just $630 per year.
Choose your path to industry excellence and join the BMAA network today.
Join the BMAA: Your Gateway to Excellence in Window Furnishings
To qualify as a member of the BMAA, businesses must be reputable manufacturers or component suppliers within the window furnishings industry, as recognised by the Association during a general meeting. Membership is predicated on the following criteria:
Legitimate Business Operations: Members must conduct their business from a location duly registered in line with Australian workplace legislation and maintain active taxpayer registration under Commonwealth law.
Accessibility: Business premises should be easily identifiable and accessible from the main street, meeting the Board of Directors’ standards.
Industry Expertise: Prospective members should demonstrate a minimum of two years of industry experience or employ staff with specialised training to guarantee high-quality craftsmanship.
Insurance: Members are required to hold Public Liability Insurance to ensure a safeguarded business environment.
Trade References: Applicants must furnish the Association with three credible trading references.
Aspiring members are invited to submit a written application to the Association’s Secretary. The Board of Directors will consider the application, which may need to follow a specified format, and admission is contingent upon a unanimous Directors’ vote at a board meeting. Membership is granted upon the applicant’s agreement to the terms, payment of the annual fee, and any applicable entrance fee.
Commitment Upon Membership
By applying, candidates agree to:
Financial Responsibility: Timely settlement of all dues and assessments as stipulated by the Association.
Active Participation: Engage in meetings, support the Association’s activities, and collaborate on trade-wide initiatives.
Adherence to Standards: Abide by the Constitution and the Rules of the Association.
Once approved by the Board, an invoice for the annual membership fee will be issued. The current rate stands at $800 or $630 depending on your category of membership (inclusive of GST) per company, with an additional $150 per retail outlet (capped at 10 outlets) for the 2023/2024 period.
Applicants must also submit a current Certificate of Currency for Public Liability Insurance as part of their application.
Elevate your business and align with the best in the industry—apply for BMAA membership today.
Eligibility: Must be an Australian window furnishings retailer with a registered workplace in Australia, a GST-registered taxpayer with an ABN, and at least 2 years of industry experience or trained staff.
Insurance Requirements: Must maintain Public Liability and Workers Compensation Insurance, with a Certificate of Currency for Public Liability insurance provided.
Trade References: Require submission of 3 relevant trade references.
Voting Rights: Full voting rights are granted after one year of membership.
Board Membership: Eligible to join the Board after two years of membership, excluding positions of Presidency, Vice-Presidency, or Company Secretary.
SERVICE PROVIDERS MEMBERSHIP
Eligibility: For organisations providing mainly Australian-made products and services related to window furnishings production and/or marketing, whose core business is outside manufacturing or supplying fabrics/components to manufacturers.
Participation Rights: May attend and speak at general meetings, and eligible to sit on committees or sub-committees established by the Directors.
Restrictions: No voting rights; not eligible for nomination or appointment as a Director or any office position; cannot nominate individuals for directorship or office positions.
Membership Fees and Application Process:
Annual Contribution: $630 (including GST) per year.
Application Approval: Membership applications are subject to approval by the Board of Directors.
Documentation: Applicants are required to submit a Certificate of Currency for Public Liability insurance.