Why You Should Join NGIWA

NGIWA serves businesses that commercially grow, sell, or use plants, or supply related products and services. It advocates the interests of the industry before government, and provides members with up to date business knowledge and practices, essential to long-term growth and profitability. There are many benefits from joining as an NGIWA Member as listed here.

There are many benefits from joining as an NGIWA Member including:-

Members’ newsletter to keep readers informed of industry developments, proposed workshops and seminars, together with articles covering various subjects

Technical advice and assistance

Member information events

Opportunity to join any advisory committee within NGIWA

Free listing in the annual national Nursery & Garden Industry Trade Register

Free listing on our website

Special member-only rates for industry events such as

  • Annual Perth Garden Festival sites
  • NGIWA State Conference
  • NGIA National Conference
  • Industry workshops and seminars covering all technical and commercial issues for retailers, allied producers and growers

Our Association is also working to represent the Nursery and Garden Industry members’ interests with the following organisations:-

Horticulture Innovation Australia

The Water Corporation

Department of Water

Department of the Environment

Department of Agriculture

AQIS (Aust Quarantine)

State Weed Groups

AgriFood Skills and Food, Fibre & Timber Industries Training Council

WA Garden Alliance

NGIWA membership offers valuable benefits to businesses and individuals who are committed to creating a positive and profitable future for their business by putting our members ahead in the marketplace.

Legislative and Compliance Information

Through its staff and networks, NGIWA keeps members informed on critical legislative issues through NGIWA eNews, our monthly newsletter.

Industry Networking Opportunities

NGIWA events allow members the opportunity to share ideas, solutions and develop a community of knowledge sharing.

Membership of Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA)

This is an automatic benefit received upon joining NGIWA. Members receive one free copy of the annual Nursery Trade Register, featuring around 1000 of Australia's leading production nurseries, wholesalers, garden centres, retail nurseries and allied traders.

Publications & Updates

We regularly keep our members up to date with industry news, views and issues via eNews, emails, electronic updates and industry publications. Our regular updates are vital for keeping members up to date on issues that effect their business, such as business management, marketing, technical developments, biosecurity and industry alerts.

Professional Development and Training

NGIWA provides challenging, contemporary professional development and training experiences on issues critical to the success of green industry businesses. Programmes meet the needs of diverse management backgrounds, business types, and learning styles. From classroom-style programs to informal networking sessions to "hands-on" experiences, NGIWA offers year-round learning opportunities, with substantial discounts/preferences to members.

State Conference

The biennial NGIWA State Conference focuses on State based and localised industry issues. The State Conference is a major event on NGIWA’s events calendar and provides stimulus, focus, and introduce innovation, ideas and information to NGIWA members.

Promotion

Perth Garden Festival is a major outdoor garden event in WA and it attracts visitors who have interests in the horticulture, nursery, garden, and landscaping industry. NGIWA members are encouraged to partake in this annual event to increase branding and awareness, educate the public and horticulturists, to support the various industries presenting to the visitors, and to boost business sales.

If you are a Western Australian business actively engaged in the wholesale, retail, gardening or supplier to the green industry business or a student working towards a career in horticulture, it is in your best interest to become a member of Nursery and Garden Industry of Western Australia. Membership to NGIWA is a value added investment to increase your profitability, solve common problems and protect our industry for the future. Serving your business needs is the number one priority of NGIWA Board and staff. We are continually striving to add value to your membership.