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Caring for your Car and the Environment


Are you Operating a Carwash?

Please complete and return the attached forms to the ACWA Office.

Upon receipt of payment you will be emailed your PAID tax invoice, Members Login to the Members Only Area on the Association Website, current industry news etc.

Your site/s will be added to the website

Further membership papers and Members Sticker will be mailed.

WANT a complimentary copy of the current issue of the Association’s Quarterly Newsletter – please email your name and mailing address by return

WANT to be added to the car wash industry electronic newsletter (you can opt out at any time) please send me an email

If you have any queries or need anything clarified, please do not hesitate to contact me

Are you Researching the Car Wash Industry? Building or renovating a carwash site but not open for business?

Join as an Associate Member during this time and gain access to valuable contacts, information and reports
Expand your knowledge and learn about the car wash industry

Please complete and return the attached forms to the ACWA Office

Fiona Tointon
ACWA membership manager
Mobile 0400 070 417

The Australian Car Wash Association (ACWA) is a strong national industry association for car wash owners and suppliers. It provides all the expected support and information that helps members make a success of their businesses.

Industrial Relations

ACWA has an IR Consultant who provides members with a comprehensive annual wage rate analysis, forms and letter templates to use. The consultant is available to members for individual consultations (with a time limit.)

Workplace Health and Safety

ACWA’s WHS consultant provides members with OH&S templates and employees’ induction forms to ensure they meet all WHS requirements. The consultant is available to members for individual consultations (with a time limit.)

Chemical and other Industry Knowledge

Keep up with the changing chemicals available and what else is new and will give you the best results for your car wash. Interact with other member owners, operators and suppliers at State meetings, the biennial Expo, or just by phone or email.

Industry Surveys

Annual comprehensive industry benchmark surveys provide members with up to date trending information about the industry.

Site Promotion

Be seen – ACWA sites are fully listed on

Setting an Industry Standard

ACWA developed the Water Rating Scheme for car washes, with approved levels of water use when water supplies are threatened. The WRS is accredited nationally as a Smart Approved Water Mark standard. SAWM standards are accepted by all Australian water authorities, ensuring recognition and a basic protection for accredited WRS car washes.

Negotiating with Regulators

ACWA represents your business at the table with regulators and authorities and ensures that they recognise the national car wash industry as a responsible, professional industry with sound environmental and operational standards. This gives you a voice when regulations are being developed and decisions made that affect the industry.

Public Education

Our quest for changing public perceptions about commercial car washes is never ending. Working with organisations like Clean Up Australia,, State environmental Departments, the EPA and the Stormwater Industry Association, we are creating resources to educate both regulators and the public about the pollution evils of home car washing and the best environmental qualities of accredited car wash sites.

Crisis Aversion

ACWA protects businesses from threat of closure. Over the years - Harsh water restrictions, Chemical PH breaches, Legionnaire infections. An insurance you can’t afford to be without.

Added Membership Benefits

  • Comprehensive website with Members Information section including marketing strategies, “how to” guides, research studies and reports, and archives
  • Quarterly newsletter and regular industry and alerts
  • State meetings and get-togethers enabling you to network with operators and suppliers
  • Biennial 3-day carwash EXPO

Free ICA Tickets

As part of your yearly membership benefits Australian Car Wash Association Members receive two (2) complimentary 2 Day base (Trade) passes to either:

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We should be working together to ensure the best future for the industry