The IBA has a clear mission: quality independent beer everywhere.

We’re here to educate and influence for the Benefit of Australian independent brewers. In our events, programs and campaigns we advocate, lift awareness, ensure quality and drive member value.

Strength in diversity

The diversity of our sector is both our biggest strength and our biggest challenge. In such a fragmented sector, IBA membership fees are an important investment in the coordination and sustained growth of our sector. Working closely with our members, the IBA plays a critical role in helping to level regulatory playing fields, promote the unique contribution Independent Brewers make to Australian life and ensure our sector works as smart as it does hard.

Types of Membership

There are three types of annual IBA membership.

Full membership: open to all Australian Independent Brewers.

Brewery in planning: offers most of the benefits of Full IBA membership while brewers await their excise/wholesaler/ producer licences.

Associate membership - Supply: available to all firms supplying or advising the Australian brewing industry. IBA Associate Membership is an effective way to reach the Australian brewing sector and is a prerequisite for participation as an exhibitor at BrewCon’s Trade Expo

Associate membership - Trade: available to all public facing businesses selling Independent Beer. IBA Associate Membership - Trade is how you can show support to the brewers through marketing material and events.

Applications and Renewals

Apply to become a member or renew your membership using the forms below.

You will need to answer some questions about your business. Your answers to these questions allow us to gather data about the independent brewing industry in Australia so we can advocate for our members.

At the end of each form you will be asked to select a preferred payment option. These options may include transaction fees and charges depending on your method of payment; please read the Payment Information Sheet.

Option 1: pay now securely online using your credit card

Option 2: invoice

Option 3: payment plan (note: doesn't apply to Indies entries or Associate Member - Trade applications)

To learn more, please select the below membership type that best represents your business.