The Pet Industry Association demands exacting standards from our members to ensure the welfare of animals and promote responsible pet ownership.

What we believe

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 organisation 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.

The Pet Industry Association believes pets are essential for a healthy society, and that those who can responsibly own a pet should have the chance to do so.

We believe that the welfare of animals is paramount, and demand exacting standards from our members relating to the care, management and trade in companion animals.

The PIAA National Code of Practice and Code of Ethics are quality standards for the operation of businesses in the pet industry supply chain. The Code sets standards that exceed current regulatory requirements.

Compliance with the code is a mandatory requirement for membership of the PIAA. An Ethics and Complaints Committee adjudicates any complaints against activity deemed in contravention of the code.

PIAA is a member of the Australian Companion Animal Council and is represented on and works with Aquatic committees nationally, including OFMJG and the NSW Ornamental Fish Reference Group, Animal Welfare Advisory Committees in QLD, NSW, NT and the ACT, the Domestic Animal Management Implementation Committee in Victoria and the Dog & Cat Management Board in South Australia.

We’ve also worked closely with the governments in QLD, NSW and SA on pet shop codes of practice. PIAA also holds a seat on the NSW Government’s Companion Animals Taskforce.

Latest news

NSW Parliamentary Inquiry heeds industry input

The NSW inquiry into companion animal breeding handed down their findings yesterday. The Committee has made four findings and 34 recommendations. Important among these are: the introduction of a breeders’ licensing system for all commercial dog and cat breeding in NSW... read more

Brisbane Grooming Comp – Results are in!

A record 42 entries were taken for Sunday’s Grooming event at the Royal Brisbane Show.  That’s nearly double that of 2014! More photos and updates are to come but here are the results:   Salon freestyle Novice : 1st Amy Porada                2nd Amy... read more


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As a member of the nationally recognised industry body for the Australian pet industry, you can make a difference for your business, for your customers and for your industry.
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Upcoming events

  1. Royal Grooming Competitions – Adelaide

    Sunday 6 September
  2. Royal Grooming Competitions – Melbourne

    Sunday 27 September
  3. Royal Grooming Competitions – Perth

    Friday 2 October
  4. Groomex

    Tuesday 6 October - Friday 9 October

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Is your local pet shop, grooming salon, boarding establishment, wholesaler, dog walker, pet minder or service provider a member of the Pet Industry Association of Australia? All of our members must comply with a code of practice to ensure high standards and ethical practices.

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Part-time/ Casual Teacher Dog Grooming

Part-time Casual Teacher Dog Grooming Location/s: Richmond Western Sydney Institute of Tafe As a minimum teaching qualification Teacher must hold the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110). Dog Grooming Qualification or significant industry experience.... read more

Part-Time/ Casual Teacher – Animal Studies NSW

Part-time Casual Teacher Animal Studies Location/s: Richmond Western Sydney Institute of Tafe As a minimum teaching qualification Teacher must hold the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110).   Certificate II Animal Studies Qualification or Certificate... read more

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Pet Industry Association members can advertise pet industry job vacancies and place classified adverts on this website, as well as getting discounted rates in the Pet Trade Talk newsletter, and a free listing in the Pet Industry Association directory of members.

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Members get great discounts on a variety of products and services as part of the PIAA Member Benefits program.

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