IBA Associate Membership gives you a variety of opportunities to present and promote your brand to key industry stakeholders and to ensure that your products and services are seen by the right people.

Becoming a member is an effective way to reach the Australian brewing industry while providing beneficial brand alignment.

If you would like to chat about how your strategy aligns with ours please contact Kate Paterson Head of Industry Development

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Make your business and services known to our members through our platforms

See example of how your information will be displayed here.

  • Company Bio
  • Contact information
  • Post resources to support your business
  • Testimonials

Listing on the suppliers directory that is searchable through categories below:

  • Branding and Merchandise
  • Brewing Equipment and Supplies
  • Dispensing Equipment
  • Laboratory Equipment and Services
  • Packaging Equipment and Services
  • Raw Materials and more

Drive engagement by uploading Members Offers using the members portal:   

  • The Members Offers page on
  • Monthly members emails sent to all indie brewers in Australia (members and prospects)
  • Posted directly onto all members personal and business account dashboards once logged in
  • IBA social media channels



The IBA membership gives you the opportunity to participate in the conversation.

You have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in the Annual General Meeting.  
  • Become a State Chapter Leader.
  • Submit speaker ideas for the annual BrewCon conference program
  • Influence our planning, activities and events by sharing your views.
  • Share in the benefits we work hard to deliver to our members.
  • Benefit from our consumer marketing and point of sale assets.


By becoming an IBA member you and all your staff receive a unique profile and log in so every member of your business benefits from the wide range of resources we offer. 

Access to online discussion/information forums:

  • By State
  • Brewery operations & brewing
  • COVID-19 issues
  • Equipment for sale
  • Government advocacy
  • Jobs Board (free posting)
  • Sales and marketing
  • Taprooms and hospitality operations
  • The Mash Tun - general chat

Add as many staff as you would like to your business account / IBA membership.

  • All your staff will have their own log in and access to all benefits.
  • They can upload and manage their own personal profile under your business name.

Access the Year in Beer IBA Events and key dates calendar.

  • Upload your own events nationally 
  • You can purchase tickets within the online portal to attend networking events

Publish your own fact sheets for fellow members through our online Members Articles and resource section. 

Examples below:

  • Signature Malt 2020 - Provided by Bintani Australia
  • Industrial Manslaughter - Provided by Victual
  • Research and Development Tax Incentives - Provided by NOAH

 Access to the complete members only online directory. 

  • Brewery Members
  • Brewery In Planning Members (members that will open within the next 18 - 24 months
  • Individual profiles of all members



By becoming an IBA member you and your staff have access to exclusive resources.

Highlights include those listed below but are regularly updated with content BrewCon 2018 presentations coming soon. 

Accessible now are presentations from BrewCon 2019, including:

  • Welcome presentation / IBA update: Jamie Cook Chairman
  • Pink Boots Australia Guest Speaker: Made with Moxie Mariella Majia
  • Keynote Speaker: Pete Brown
  • Working with Fruit: Topher Boehm Wildflower Brewing
  • Marketing Update: Dereck Hales 
  • Measuring Hop Quality: Simon Whittock HPA
  • Education and Training: New Qualifications for brewers: Richard Adamson 
  • Much Ado About Safety: IBASafe Industry Update
  • State of the Industry: Jamie Cook
  • Microbe Management: Jim Withee GigaYeast
  • Importance of Packaging Quality for Consumers: Matt Morisey Gage Roads
  • T90 vs CRYO Pellets: Analysis by Pfriem Family Brewers
  • Going Native: Finding Inspiration in Australian Indigenous Foods: Reid Stratton Bright Brewing
  • Detection of Saccharomyces and Non Saccharomyces Yeasts: Dan McCulloch Lallemand
  • Malting the New Frontier: Panel Discussion: Will Tatchell, Sty Whytcross, Dale Meddings, Scott McKinnon
  • I'm Bored with the USA: International Guest Speaker Stephen Beaumont
  • Beer Culture: Panel Discussion: Pete Brown, Stephen Beaumont, Luke Robertson
  • Launching New Materials Guide: Claire Clouting Gage Roads / IBA Quality Group
  • What's Your Wellbeing Plan? Panel Discussion: Dr Jo Mitchell
  • Is Crowdfunding Right For You? Panel Discussion: Ben Kooyan, Matt Vitale, Dan Norris, Dan Dainton
  • Proper Costing For Beer: International Guest Speaker Maria Pearman
  • The Business Of Selling: Jon Ward Brick Lane and Dan Hampton Young Henrys
  • Hospitality Still Rules: Justin Joiner Stomping Ground
  • Bottles vs Cans: What's More Sustainable James Perrin Stone & Wood / IBA Sustainability Project Group
  • Brewery Start Up Panel: matt Kirkergaard Brews News and Panel
  • And the Crowd Goes Wild: Blair Hughes Fan Engagement Specialist and Panel
  • Key to Selling to Key Accounts: Nick Boots Stone and Wood and Panel
  • Beer Law 101: A DIY Guide to Risk Management: James Omond


Last year we launched a series of state and national regular events and networking activities for the industry.

These activities are designed to be a relaxed offering where we share a beer, some nibbles and a brief presentation provided by a partner member.

The series was open to all within the brewing, local produce, supply chain and hospitality industry.

To date the IBA has delivered twelve B2B ‘Mash Up’ events across Australia and although the global pandemic has changed things, we are still offering these meets ups - just in a virtual way!

Find out about our new Virtual Mash Ups here.  

Here's just a few examples: 

  • Dr Tom Shellhammer - Hop Research and Hop Creep 
  • Michael Capaldo (HPA) - 2019 Hop Update 
  •  Trevor Perryman - Malteurop Maltings
  •  Sam Holloway - Crafting a Strategy
  •  Chris Marker - Technical Services Manager Barrett Burston Malt Specifications Implications for Brewing
  •  Erik Fowler - Education and Engagement Manager at White Labs - Strain Selection & Yeast Attributes
  •  Joe Catron - Yakima Chief Ranches and Blaze Rudd - Yakima Chief Hops - Hop Breeding, Brand Management, Hop Processing, Cryo Hops and CO2 Extract.


As an Associate Member, companies can submit their own technical recourse information for members. These can be factsheets, podcasts, live webinars or pre-recorded content. 

These resources have been provided by the IBA Team, Project Groups and Associate Members. They are accessible to all members. Here's a few examples:

  • Diacetyl - Understanding and Control for Brewers 
  • Safety Basics - 5 Steps to Improving Health and Safety in a Brewery 
  • Oxygen Control in Microbreweries
  •  Environmental Protection Amendment for Breweries
  • Victorian Producers Licensing Resource Hub
  •  ABAC: New Packaging Guide
  •  Hop COA Interpretation
  •  Carbonation Best Practice
  •  Best Practice Packaging
  •  Brewery Safety from IBASafe: Victual
  •  Common Beer Faults
  •  Interpreting Malt Certificates of Analysis
  •  Labelling Guidelines
  •  The IBA Recall Plan
  • Meeting your COVID-19 Officer Obligations 
  •  IBASafe: Industrial Manslaughter
  • Research and Development Tax Incentives
  •  Hot Work
  • Being a Sustainable Brand: Good For The Environment, Great For Business



Members Only Discounts and Benefits

As a valued member of the IBA you will receive many discounts and specialist benefits through our channels as well as our and Associate Partners. 

 FREE - 50% off deals
  • Discounted tickets to state based Mash Up events
 $15 off full price
  • Discounted tickets annual conference BrewCon
 $200 off full price
  • Discounted tickets to Indies Awards Night 
 $50 off full price
  • Discounted entries to Indies Beer Awards
 $100 off full price
  • Free membership until the end of 2020 to Crafting A Strategy Resources 
 Saving $100 USD
  • Discounted Registration fees for Good Beer Week Events
  • Discounted marketing rates through IBA channels (Trade and Consumer)
  • Access to the Independent Seal Artwork for use on POS and product
  • Priority access to BrewCon and Indies Prospectus
  • Priority review of presentation submissions for BrewCon speaker program
  • Priority placement as an Associate Judge or Judge for the Indies Awards
  • Priority access to partnership opportunities through IBA's channels
  • Receive the latest Chairmans updates and reports prior to public release 
  • Access to "State of the Industry" data released to members


$1000 EX GST AUD per year.

Membership begins the date of payment and runs through until the same date the following year.



Pay membership dues securely online at the completion of the application / renewal form process.

We have many flexible options available no matter what size of your production.