Representing Arborists in Queensland
PO Box 327, Cleveland Q. 4163
Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm

The QAA is a Not for Profit incorporated association representing arborists in Queensland. The association is run by a committee of professionals who volunteer their time to promote best practice in one of Australia’s fastest growing industries.

Membership Categories

The QAA is an inclusive association. If you work to Australian Standards and promote the tree industry the best possible way through education, a QAA membership may benefit you.

Membership Type Employees Yearly Cost Joining fee
General Membership 1 $195.00 $44.00 Sign Up!
Qualified Membership 1 $195.00 $100.00 Sign Up!
Corporate Membership 1+ 1-5 people: $440.00
6-10: $770.00
10+: Contact us for a quote
$0 1-5 Employees - Sign Up!
6-10 Employees - Sign Up!
Student Membership n/a $85.00 $0 Contact QAA

Membership Benefits

Due to member numbers, the QAA are able to negotiate very competitive rates as a group purchaser on Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance. Membership and insurance renewals are invoiced before the end of the tax year. Further savings are achieved by offsetting these business expenses against your income tax liability soon after they are incurred. QAA membership fee is often fully recovered due to the discounted insurance. Important Note: Qualified Members get a further 10% off of their Public Liability Insurance!!
By becoming a member of the QAA you are entitled to free advertising on the QAA Website for employment positions. You will also of course have access to regular industry updates, downloadable PDF’s, Workshop Calendar and links via the website, as well as regular updates via the new QAA Facebook page.
You are also entitled to discount at our books shop and discount on QAA ran workshops.
Qualified members are provided with QAA vehicle stickers at renewal. These stickers will be dated for the Qualified Membership year. If required, we can also provide you with a dated logo for Yellow Pages advertising, web use or for your own business stationary.
Note: Use of the QAA logo is to show current Qualified Member Status only.
Members receive a QAA card with their company details and membership year. Qualified Members will receive a membership card showing their membership category and their level of qualification The card is a useful tool to provide potential clients with proof of membership and training. Participating retailers may also offer discounts.
Thanks to our industry support partners STIHL® and Fitzpatrick & Co., the QAA provide regular workshops covering a wide spectrum of tree & industry related subjects: These range from Veteran Tree Management to Tree Identification, and from Pests and Diseases to Rigging, all of which are discounted for members. Members will also be provided with other training opportunities run outside of the QAA.
The Arbor Age Magazine is a bi-monthly arboricultural industry publication that features industry specific news including: updates on OH&S issues, articles on best Practice work methods, machinery and equipment features, the Consulting Arborist section, industry events and a classified section.
The QTCC (Queensland Tree Climbing Championships) is run by the QAA. This event is a great networking opportunity and a fantastic way to show how everyday tree climbing skills and is an internationally recognised event. The top competitors go on to the National Tree Climbing Championship to represent Queensland and are sponsored by the QAA. You need to be a current financial member to enter the QTCC.

- New Zealand Arboricultural Association,
- Tree Guild of Western Australia,
- South Australian Society of Arboriculture,
- Victorian Tree Industry Organisation,
- Australian Institute of Horticulture,
- International Society of Arboriculture.
The QAA have recently signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the above organisations. We are very happy to be working to build international and national bridges within the industry and to have the opportunity to share industry information. Through the support of our members, the QAA can continue to develop and provide additional benefits to our members and our industry. The QAA applies for grants on behalf of the tree industry to government bodies for support with health and safety, training, education, research and development for the arboricultural industry. As QAA is a not for profit association and has limited resources’ this still remains a priority to further a growth industry within the state of Queensland. Nevertheless, the QAA is committed to our industry and constantly strives to make it better, improve the value of QAA membership, and maintain the tree amenity and beauty of Queensland. The QAA is the largest state based Arboricultural Association in Australia and we actively encourage all those that care about trees and the tree industry to join Queensland’s arboricultural industry lead body to make it better and stronger for the benefit of all.

Qualified Membership

Applicants must hold a minimum AQF Level 3 Horticulture (Arboriculture) or equivalent international qualification and demonstrate a minimum 3 years arboricultural industry experience.

Please Click here for the Qualified Application Form.

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