Join Us

Creating the environment where South Australian wine can grow

Consider joining if you fit one of the categories below:

Ordinary Membership - is open to any person, firm or company, manufacturing for sale Australian wine, wine products, brandy, grape spirit or grape juice, or growing winegrapes for the manufacture of such product’.

Associate Membership - is open to persons, substantially interested in the promotion of Australian wine or wine industry and in the production or sale by wholesale of Australian wine, wine products, brandy, grapes, grape spirit or grape juice, who, in the opinion of members, shall have aims or objects substantially the same as the aims or objects of the Association.

What is the Cost?
For Ordinary Members, subscriptions are calculated on three components:

  • Total hectares grown x rate per hectare
  • Tonnes crushed x rate per tonne
  • Value of wine sales in South Australia x rate per $1000 of sales

There is a minimum subscription rate per annum (plus GST). There is also a maximum subscription fee. This process ensures an equitable spread of
fees across small, medium and large businesses. For Associate Members, the subscription is the minimum rate per annum (plus GST).
Subscriptions are annual commencing on 1 July each year and are calculated on a pro-rata basis for those joining part way through a year.

How does SAWIA deliver benefits?

  • With a team of experienced and dedicated staff working for you
  • Strong Industry representation and government relations
  • Infrastructure issues, including planning, roads, energy
  • Monthly email newsletter and email bulletin updates.
  • Dedicated members area of our website which houses a plethora of “up to the minute” industry information
  • Conferences, workshops, seminars aligned to developing members’ skills and strengthening business
  • Industry Committees that make a difference on key issues
  • Workplace relations representation and advice including termination processes
  • Employment agreements and strategies
  • Online wage rates and award services, including an automatic update service
  • Advice on all employment and related issues
  • Work health and safety advice
  • OHS Guidelines
  • Annual Wine Industry Salary & Benefits Survey Report
  • Market Development & Export initiatives
  • Member only special offers to reduce business expenses and improve profitability
  • Environmental management including water, energy, climate change
  • Australian Packaging Covenant Mentor Program