About Us

On average, a new independent brewery opens in Australia every six days. Over 600 independently-owned breweries span the country, each one with its unique identity and contribution to Australian life. The Independent Brewers Association provides a united voice for independently-owned brewers across Australia.

We work with government agencies, industry, trade and international counterparts to represent the interests of Australian independent brewers. Working alongside our members, we seek to build a strong, sustainable future for our industry and to unify our sector under the vision of Quality Independent Beer Everywhere.




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Good Beer Week

In just nine years, it has grown from the spark of an idea to a global festival made up of more than 300 diverse and innovative events across Melbourne and Victoria that attracts seventy five thousand attendees from across Australia and overseas.

Check out these fun zoom backgrounds

The Indies

The Indies began in 2017 as a celebration of Australia's independent brewers. It is held every year to recognise and showcase the excellence of both the people and the products that make up this ever-evolving industry. Entires open in June 2020, with the Awards presentation being held during BrewCon in September.


The conference and Trade Expo exists to build excellence and the practice in the Australian Beer Industry. The conference is the Australian Brewing Industry's keystone event and is growing to be an education and trade event of international significance.

IBA mash ups

The IBA alongside our Associate Members organise national regular events and talks for members to meet up, learn and be part of the community. These events provide opportunities to network and make professional connections in your local area, as well as to learn more about the industry.

Board & governance


The Board of Directors is elected by IBA members.

NAME: Corinna Steeb
POSITION: Director
BREWERY: Prancing Pony Brewery

NAME: Callum Reeves
POSITION: Director
LOCATION: South Dandenong, VIC

NAME: Dereck Hales
POSITION: Director
BREWERY: Bad Shepherd Brewing Co.
LOCATION: Cheltenham VIC

NAME: Richard Adamson
POSITION: Chairman
BREWERY: Young Henrys

NAME: Lauren Jack
POSITION: Director
BREWERY: Ballistic Beer Co
LOCATION: Salisbury, QLD

NAME: Clare Clouting
POSITION: Director
BREWERY: Gage Roads Brewing Co. 
LOCATION: Fremantle, WA

NAME: Richard Watkins
POSITION: Director
BREWERY: BentSpoke Brewing