Between 2006 and 2008 drought conditions hit Australia and Government authorities moved to stop car washing in Queensland and Victoria. The industry was in crisis with car wash owners facing financial ruin.
ACWA took up the charge on behalf of around 2,500 car wash owners around Australia. Through ACWA’s work, the car wash industry avoided a complete industry close down.
At the Australian Car Wash Association, we love car washing and we exist to represent and help our car wash operator and car wash industry supplier Members.
To put it in more business-like language:
The Australian Car Wash Association is the peak national body for the car wash industry in Australia. It enables strong industry representation to Government and Regulatory Authorities as well as providing an important role in enhancing the skills and knowledge of car wash business professionals through a range of research and best-practice guides, seminars and events.
We also love the Australian environment. We are committed to ensuring people understand how the world benefits by using a car wash when your car needs cleaning.
Simply put, when you wash your car at a commercial car wash, the pollutants and contaminated water are collected, cleaned and disposed of according to strict EPA Regulations.
When you wash your car in your driveway or the street, the pollutants run into the stormwater drainage systems and flow completely untreated into the nearest river, creek or ocean.
ACWA also provides the car wash industry with several practical functions including:
- Providing management, operational and marketing information to help current and potential car wash owners and operators,
- Providing a forum for suppliers and operators to meet with each other and for suppliers to promote their products and services to the owners and operators of car wash sites, and,
- Hosting the largest car wash convention and trade show in the Southern Hemisphere.
So, if you’re in the Car Wash Industry or thinking about investing in the industry don’t be alone out there, join the Association and reap the benefits as these members have:
ACWA membership keeps me across all IR and OH&S issues so I can ensure compliance and provide a safe and harmonious workplace for my staff.
My ACWA membership allows me to the opportunity to contribute to a voice for the industry which in turn influences important regulatory decision makers.
Supplier and Victorian Car Wash Member
We are a part of ACWA because we love what ACWA stands for. We like the interaction amongst other car wash operators and we like the way they stand up for our rights in tough times.
South Australian Car Wash Member
We are members of ACWA to learn about and keep abreast of car wash trends, digital world and technology. Make valuable contacts to discuss ideas with and seek advice from.
WA Hand Car Wash Member
I was a newcomer to the industry and needed to get up to speed quickly. The best way to gain this knowledge was to firstly join as a member and subsequently onto the Board.
Tasmanian Car Wash Member