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The Association Works Hard for the Industry to:

  • provide information on legislative and regulatory developments
  • address legislative and regulatory challenges at Federal and State level
  • respond to media criticism of the industry, and promote the image of the aerosol package
  • foster high industry standards in safety, manufacturing and environmental responsibility
  • encourage innovation
  • organise seminars on key issues, and provide a forum to share ideas and network
  • provide comprehensive aerosol training featuring expert local and international speakers
  • represent the Australian aerosol industry on the Asian Aerosol Federation

Strategic Direction

The Association regularly reviews it services to ensure that they continue to remain relevant, supporting its aim to “maximise the growth, prosperity and international competitiveness of all members”. Read more about the Association's strategy, and discover the benefits of membership.

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Achievements  |  Association Structure  |  Association Relationships  |  How to Join

Some of our Achievements Include:

PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGNS - In conjunction with the Aerosol Association of New Zealand, the Association developed the ‘It's OK to Spray’ logo which was used widely in promotional campaigns and on product. This slogan was later adopted by the US and South African aerosol industries and was the theme of an International Aerosol Congress held in Maastricht.

RECYCLING - Through its founding membership of the Steel Can Recycling Council, the Association funded the establishment of the Cansmart™ Steel Can Recycling Campaign which helped 'kick start' the inclusion of empty post-consumer aerosols into the kerbside recycling stream and increased public awareness of the recyclability of aerosols. Read more about aerosol recycling.

Read more about the 'Market Advocacy' goals, targets and achievements of the Association's PR & Marketing Working Group.

STANDARDS - The Association takes a lead role on the PK/13 Standards Committee, responsible for AS2278 - "The Aerosol Standard". 

REGULATORY - The Association has representation on a number of bodies and through these is involved in issues such as dangerous goods storage and transport, registration of pesticides, poisons scheduling and occupational health and safety. Read more about the 'Industry/Regulatory Affairs' goals, targets and achievements of the Association's Technical/Regulatory Working Group.

NEWSLETTER - A quarterly newsletter to members keeps them informed on current issues and includes information from the Association's extensive contacts with 'sister' organisations overseas.

MEMBERS' FUNCTIONS - Regular breakfast briefings, seminars and events are held for members on topical issues.

TRAINING - The Association runs a range of events, including an annual Introduction to Aerosol Technology Course. Delivered by a panel of expert local and international speakers, the course is popular with newcomers to the industry and those who need to refresh their industry knowledge. Read more about the Association's 'Training' goals, targets and achievements.


Association Structure  

The Association is incorporated under the NSW Associations Incorporation Act 2009 and governed by an elected Executive Committee which includes representation from all sectors of the industry. Day-to-day management of the Sydney office is by a full-time Executive Director.

Our Relationships  

The Association networks with the global aerosol industry to keep abreast of emerging and common issues. We are foundation members of the Asian Aerosol Federation (established 2011). The Association was the inaugural Chair of the Federation from 2011 to 2019 and provides the body's Secretariat. 

The Association is a corresponding member of the European Aerosol Federation (FEA); in 2017 signed a formal Mutual Cooperation Agreement with the British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association ; and has strong links to aerosol associations around the world.

How to Join

There are many benefits to becoming a member of the Aerosol Association of Australia. 

Membership is open to any company with a commercial interest in the Australian aerosol industry. To discuss membership, contact Philip Fleming on 02 8095 9630 or info(at)


Established in 1964, the Australian Aerosol Association Inc. has around 40 members involved in the manufacture and marketing of aerosol products, or the supply of aerosol components and ingredients to them.


  • foster high industry standards in safety, manufacturing and environmental responsibility
  • address legislative and regulatory challenges at the Federal and State levels
  • meet the needs of industry for technical and legal guidance
  • provide a forum to encourage and share ideas and increase industry knowledge
  • foster the growth and well-being of the Australian industry and promote the image of the aerosol package.