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 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.
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.
-+*PIAA along with pet industry leaders, are strong advocates for animal welfare and fully support national reforms and stronger regulations. Business owners within the Pet Industry can contribute positively to this discussion and form part of the solution. To see how, read “The Facts”.read more
-+*The Victorian Government is planning to implement stronger regulations to phase out rogue puppy farms, limiting pet shops to only selling dogs and cats supplied from registered animal shelters or pounds, but the PIAA is concerned about the effect on animal welfare.read more
Become a member!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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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.
-+*Newcastle Pet Resort has positions available for 2 Casual Kennel Supervisors. We are a dog boarding & doggy daycare facility.read more
-+*Join Australia’s leading dog boutique and spa! DOGUE is looking for experienced dog groomers to join their grooming salons opening in Sydney!read more
-+*Established for 30 years in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Grooming parlour for sale, with over $200k turnover. Fully equipped, nothing extra to buy, great business opportunity.read more
-+*Custom made very large glass display enclosure purpose built for puppies and kittens. $2500 or best offer. Pick up Sydney.read more
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.
Special deals for members
Members get great discounts on banking, insurance, travel, employment advice, web design and marketing services.