Greenlife Industry Australia (GIA) is the peak industry body for businesses and organisations providing products and services for greenlife production; producing, supplying and retailing greenlife or promoting the benefits of and sharing greenlife with the community.
Membership opportunities are available for businesses and individuals including students and association.
GIA delivers for members across the strategic priorities of advocacy, promotion, sustainability, careers and member benefits and services. We are focused on developing markets, reducing costs and protecting the investments of Members. We achieve this by delivering for businesses and associations by providing focused leadership, collaboration and education. Being a member of GIA will provide you with access to expert networks, leading research and development (R&D), business support and world class best practice programs.
GIA prioritises advocacy for members on issues of collective importance, focusing on growing demand for the product, reducing costs to business and protecting investments for example, through biosecurity and addressing labour shortages.
Advocacy puts the spotlight on the importance of the greenlife industry and strengthens relationships with the federal government, creating real and ongoing value for industry businesses. Below are just some of the committees where GIA represents members.
International Year of Plant Health Planning Committee, Food & Agriculture Organisation-United Nations
Member, International Association of Horticulture Producers
Strategic Industry Advisory Panel, Hort Innovation
Consultative Committee on Emergency Plant Pests, Plant Health Australia
Plant Health Australia, National Management Group
Skills Impact, Industry Reference Committee for Horticulture
Standards Australia, Committee for Arboriculture
Department of Agriculture, Plant Imports/Exports
IP Australia, Plant Breeders Rights Consultation Group
GIA has a strategic priority to promote the benefits of greenlife with a focus on promoting members products and services into all primary supply channels with a target growth rate of 3% annually from the 2018-19 farmgate value of $2.44 billion. Supporting this goal are initiatives including Nursery Trade Register and Plant Pals.
Members receive a FREE listing in the online Nursery Trade Register which is widely promoted among key industry stakeholders including production nurseries, retailers, landscapers and primary producers.
Plant Pals is an exclusive member only initiative developed by GIA in response the increased demand for greenlife initiated by COVID-19. As retail members became the face of gardening and garden support for new and emerging gardeners in Australia, GIA established an information hub for the greenlife community. The hub, www.plantpals.com.au, connected retail members with customers via a store locator and collated garden and gardening support resources for consumer. Now an established brand for GIA, Plant Pals provides Members with a range of resources including social tiles and infographics. Retail businesses interested in participating should review the program information and get in touch with GIA.
GIA engages, communicates, debates, discusses and facilitates the sharing of information, ideas, market intelligence, data and research directly with members and industry businesses for the benefit of the members and the advancement of the Australian greenlife industry.
We also send a fortnightly enews to stakeholders which includes exclusive 'Member Only' content and shares relevant industry activities and important updates on critical issues. Sign up for GIA eNews today.
A full membership to GIA entitles you to vote. Voting and fees are tiered. Business memberships are tiered based on business turnover and Association memberships are tiered based on the number of members in the association.