About the HRIA

With over 700 members and growing, the Hire & Rental Industry Association Ltd is the key national industry body representing the $8bn hire and rental industry in Australia.

The Association brings members a diverse array of benefit services at both national and state levels. Members include Rental Companies, Suppliers and Service Providers with rental members ranging from national multi-location companies to the more traditional Owner-Manager single location.

From general plant hire, DIY hire, portable buildings, construction, access and events, (covering a myriad of products and services) the HRIA Ltd’s membership base is continually expanding to cover increasing areas of hire and rental business and industry.

HRIA offers a variety of hire and rental specific training programs for owners, managers and employees including two recent initiatives Young Professionals Network and Women in Hire.

Education and Training

One of the main aims of the Association is to continually improve safety and develop product training and instruction for end users.

Safety & Risk Management

HRIA support services include insurance and risk management advice and packages, industry advice lines on HR, workplace relations, accounting, and business advisory services as well as master agreements among others.

Business Support

The HRIA hosts seminars, workshops, yard tours and regular networking activities across Australia. We also host the annual HRIA Convention and Exhibition which all members are invited to attend.

Networking

The HRIA provides national and state representation on key industry issues and standards. The Association also flags and updates members on legislative changes impacting hire operations.

Industry Representation

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Why belong?

A wide range of services and benefits are available to all members of the HRIA to assist in running member businesses.

These services include an industry advice line and 1800 contact number; master agreements; and specialised stationery options. The HRIA also operates a national office supported by State committees enabling close relationship building among members and member businesses.

Keeping members up-to-date and informed of the latest industry happenings, the HRIA produces a monthly newsletter highlighting key issues plus a quarterly publication, the Hire and Rental News magazine which is the official magazine for the Hire Industry and is distributed not only to all members but to the industry in general.

Members are able to access important information on their workplace relations obligations through a hotline support service and online via HRnet, which hosts minimum wage summaries and other fact sheets relevant to the hire and rental industry.

Other services available include financing options and Eftpos arrangements at major company rates.

State meetings are held regularly together with Supplier Nights and Training Days where suppliers and rental members can meet and view new products.

The Association also hosts an Annual Convention and Exhibition.

One of the aims of the Association is to continually improve safety and develop product training and instruction for end users. Safety sheets on many different types of hire products are available, plus ongoing projects focused on improving this area.

The association has an industry representative web-based Product Safety Assessment Register which can provide safety specs on a wide range of equipment (according to supplier safety in operation specs).

The Association also flags and updates members of legislative changes affecting hire operation such as recent changes to WHS requirements and electrical testing and tagging requirements.

Members work to a ‘Code of Conduct’, which focuses on safety, reliability and quality of equipment and support. This code is continually updated, keeping members abreast of current safety requirements and regulations.

HRIA Code of Ethics

Pledge honesty and reliability in all transactions
Maintain the high standard of equipment available for hire and the efficiency of the industry
Encourage the friendly exchange between members of knowledge of practical and technical subjects
Foster co-operation with manufacturers and suppliers

Download the HRIA code of conduct
HRIA Constitution