The Pet Industry Association of Australia (PIAA)

The Pet Industry Association is the only industry association in Australia created to represent all businesses in the pet industry.

Formed in 1979 as the PIJAC, we have evolved into a peak organization which aims to create an environment of best practice principles and ongoing learning for improved technology and systems in the pet industry.

The Pet Industry Association is run by members for its members and offers a voice for all who join by liaising with governments, animal welfare agencies, as well as pet and animal groups nationally and internationally.

We are represented on government steering committees, consultation and advisory groups on pet ownership and industry issues around Australia.

Upcoming Events

  • GroomEx 2014

    GroomEx 2014

    Wednesday, 08 October 2014 at 8:30AM Technology Park, Sydney (Redfern)

    Furthering Grooming Education through seminars and grooming competitions For full details visit

  • Pet Industry Association Grooming Competitions 2014

    Pet Industry Association Grooming Com...

    Sunday, 10 August 2014 Melbourne, Perth & Sydney

    2014 Pet Industry Association Grooming Competition dates to place in your diary! Melbourne – Melbourne Showgrounds – 28th September 2014 Perth – Perth Showgrounds – 3rd October 2014 Pet Expo/GroomEx – Technology Park, Sydney – 10th & 11th October 2014 For...

  • Pet Expo 2014

    Pet Expo 2014

    Friday, 10 October 2014 at 9:00AM Technology Park, Sydney (Redfern)

    Trade Show & Grooming Competitions 10th & 11th October GroomEx Seminars 8th & 9th October Full details can be found at

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Latest News

  • Royal Grooming Competition Success

    Posted: Thursday, 11 September 2014

    The Association once again recently held two successful Grooming Competitions, onc at the Brisbane Royal (Ekka) on Sunday 10th August and the second at the Adel...

  • Reptile Working Group Commences Work in Queensland

    Posted: Thursday, 11 September 2014

    A group of retail operators have commenced initial work on formulating a position to put to government that will hopefully see parity between commercial and rec...

  • Senate Inquiry Into Environmental Biosecurity

    Posted: Thursday, 11 September 2014

    The Pet Industry Association’s Aquatic Working Group has provided an in depth submission to the Senate’s Standing Committee’s inquiry into Environmental Biosecu...

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Executive Members