Membership Packages


An association is described as an organization of persons or businesses having common interests or purposes.

In 1936 a group of Roofing Tilers saw a need for such a movement and so formed the Master Slaters, Tilers & Shinglers Association, the name reflecting the influence of the various roofing materials at that time.  Recently the name was changed to coincide closer with today's material usage. 

During the seventy plus years of our existence we have maintained continuous service to our members even throughout the war years and are regarded as financially sound and member oriented.


As the roof tile industry spokesperson, our association has input to Governments, Education bodies, Roof Tile manufacturers and other Building industry associations.

We also provide industrial representation to the Conciliation and State Industrial Commissions. We also have input into the Australian Standards being increasingly important and authoritative in the construction industry.

The association meets by-monthly to discuss our business. This is an open forum and input from members is encouraged. These meetings provide an opportunity for members to be updated on current happenings, to make public their grievances, and frustration¬¬ís and provides effective input.


Our industry could be seen to be fragmented and likened to a small tree in a giant forest and therefore vulnerable. You see, we have only about one hundred members out of a workplace of several hundred yet the tiling industry has a massive turnover annually.

Such important matters as proposed on continuing legislation changes to WorkCover, Industrial Relations, Trade Practices, Regulations relating to dealing with the Government Award Restructuring and not to mention dispute resolution and O. H. & S. All of these represent a veritable minefield and present an ongoing headache for small business and helping you through the maze is our business. Our scopes of services are endless and if we don¬¬ít have the answer we know how to access it. We are the friendly voice at the other end of the phone.

To retain control and ownership of the tiling industry requires us to strengthen our association by member numbers and we would only be too happy to discuss how we can achieve this goal together.
  1. Have prestige and recognition as a Master Tradesperson.
  2. Network with other Master Trades people.
  3. Advertise as being part of a professional industry group.
  4. Update on general industry information.
  5. Attending industry forums to discuss current industry trends & issues .
  6. Access to a variety of Trade Expertise.
  7. Access to industry seminars.
  8. Updates on award changes and information.
  9. Regular WorkSafe NSW safety updates.
  10. Input into setting Roofing and Safety Standards.
  11. Industrial representation.
  12. Receive advice and help when and if required.
  13. A professional Code of Ethics.
  14. An industry voice.
  15. Discount on Association literature and training courses.
  16. Monthly memmeetings:

    * Discuss current issues.
    * Network with peers,suppliers and manufacturers.
    * Understand industry changes.
  17. Social aspect:

    * 1 Golf day per year.
    * Annual Roofing Awards.
    * Apprentice Presentation Night.
    * Trade days

By either completing the Roofing Industry Association application form (click here) or by contacting a member in your local area.

Or contacting the office of the Roofing Industry Association of NSW Incorporated.

By Mail:
Roofing Industry Association of NSW Incorporated.
PO Box 210,
Unit 3/7-9 Seven Hills Rd,
Baulkham Hills. NSW.
Telephone: (02) 9674 7474
Fax.           (02) 9674 7373