AWISA was formed in 1986 by the principal suppliers to the Australian woodworking industry. The main aims of the association are to present industry exhibitions, publish industry magazines, co-operate with other organisations in the woodworking industry, and to uphold the highest ethical standards and to encourage members to do the same.
Membership applications are welcome from Australian based companies, and from overseas companies with Australian agents and distributors that are also members of AWISA. Members of AWISA include suppliers of woodworking machinery, cabinet and furniture hardware, panel products and surface materials, portable tools, computer software, materials handling equipment, dust extraction equipment, components, and general plant and safety equipment.
AWISA is an active member of the Furniture, Cabinet, Joinery Alliance (FCJ). The Alliance has been formed by a number of industry groups to pursue issues of common interest that affect the industry. AWISA is represented on the FCJ board along with representatives from Furnishing Industry Association of Australia, Australian Window Association, Cabinet Makers and Designers Association, and the Australian Shop and Office Fitting Industry Association.
AWISA welcomes enquiries from companies wishing to join AWISA