The Australian Distillers Association is the National Peak body for Craft distillers in Australia. We also have state Associations that coordinate activities at the State level. We encourage you to find out more about the State organisations to understand the additional services they offer you and their local activities. We encourage all Australian Distillers to join their relevant State organisations.
We have also provided some information about our sister organistion in New Zealand.
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The objects of the Queensland Distillers’ Association are —
Incorporated in July of 2021 to be the Voice of Queensland Distilling
The first committee meeting was held in October 2021
31 Distilleries are currently members — including the oldest in Australia and the biggest in Australia
The primary objectives of the WA Distillers Guild are to:
Full membership to the Guild is only available to members that can demonstrate that they produce spirits that are wholly or partially distilled in Western Australia.
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The Tasmanian Whisky and Spirits Association (formerly the Tasmanian Whisky Producers’ Association – TWPA) was formed on the 21st of May 2007. It was (Lark Distillery) founder Bill Lark who in 1992 resurrected the Tasmanian distillery industry after it had been dormant since the early 1800s. In early 2007 Patrick Maguire (Tasmania Distillery) and Bill Lark recognised the need for an industry body to support and promote the strength of the now recognised, Tasmanian whisky brand.
Today they recognise the importance of the growing distilling industry in Tasmania and the increasing success of Tasmanian whiskies, gins, vodka and other spirits nationally and internationally.The TWSA supports Tasmanian Whisky Week and the Tasmanian Whisky Trail
“Spirits Victoria” aims to cultivate, strengthen and promote our industry and to showcase the magnificent products we produce here in Victoria. As an association “Spirits Victoria” will support and promote the producers and broader liquor industry in Victoria including our supporting sectors. Spirits Victoria has both business membership and individual memberships.SPIRITS VICTORIA
South Australia is known globally for the quality of its food and beverage offerings. The South Australian Spirits industry is quickly emerging as a world leader. The South Australian Spirit Producers’ Association (SASPA) was formed in 2018 to represent the diverse and growing industry, from the Adelaide CBD, to the hills, wine regions and all across their state.
SASPA has produced an industry blueprint and supports a distillery trailSASPA
NSW, ACT, NT
There is not currently any branches in these jurisdictions
Distilled Spirits Aotearoa (NZ) Inc represents a group of distilled spirits manufacturers and associated groups and individuals, passionate about promoting our New Zealand-made products and representing the joint interests of all NZ makers of distilled spirit products.
The main objectives of the DSA Society are: