July 21, 2021 - 4WD Industry To Feature At Auto Aftermarket Expo

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) is proud to announce the launch of the 4WD Innovation Zone feature at the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo, taking place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, April 7 – 9, 2022. The Expo is the nation’s most comprehensive exhibition for the aftermarket industry, featuring the latest vehicle repair … Read more

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July 16, 2021 - 4×4 Show Melbourne 2021 – New Dates Announced

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo Melbourne will no longer be able to take place on the scheduled dates in August. The National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo Melbourne will now be taking place on 26-28 November, 2021.  Postponing the show to these new later dates … Read more

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June 23, 2021 - First Students For New Nationally Recognised 4WD Technician Course

An industry first 4WD training program pilot is now officially underway, creating a career development path for a new generation of upskilled technicians in the booming 4WD aftermarket sector. On Thursday 17th June, students attended Kangan Institute’s Docklands campus, to begin a new chapter in their career. The students become the first wave of technicians … Read more

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May 6, 2021 - New 4WD Technician Course Designed to Support a Growing Industry

In an industry-first, the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA)’s 4WD Industry Council (4WDIC), and Kangan Institute have joined forces to develop a program specifically for the growing 4WD aftermarket sector. The launch of the pilot program for the 4WD Accessories Technician Course, hosted at the Auto Innovation Centre (AIC) attracted over 60 industry representatives, 4WD … Read more

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March 19, 2021 - 4WD Industry Council Breakfast Presents Landmark 4WD Research

It’s great to be back and hosting auto aftermarket industry networking events! This morning’s sold out 4WD Industry Council Breakfast was a resounding success for all in attendance. Held at the Brisbane National 4×4 Outdoors Show, industry peers enjoyed a delicious breakfast whilst hearing from our guest speakers; Lesley Yates – Director of Government Relations … Read more

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March 2, 2021 - 4WD Industry Survey

AAAA recently contracted ACA Research, to conduct a comprehensive survey of businesses involved in all aspects of the 4WD parts, accessories and modifications industry. We are pleased to announce that the report will be released soon! Learn about the total estimated revenue value of the 4WD accessories industry, product category growth and export trends, and … Read more

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March 2, 2021 - 4WD Accessories Technician Course

As our members know all too well, attracting and retaining the right staff is one of the biggest challenges facing business owners throughout the automotive industry. For 4WD accessories businesses, this challenge is exacerbated by the lack of a suitable training pathway. Existing ‘off-the-shelf’ training courses have been seen as either too specific or largely … Read more

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March 2, 2021 - Recovery Straps Safe Use Guidelines

Following the update of the national Safety Standard and mandatory label for Recovery Straps, the 4WD Industry Council have developed ‘Safe Use Guidelines’. The guidelines incorporate these changes and offer clear guidance for setting up a safe recovery, including images which show safe attachment of a recovery strap. The guide has been designed to provide … Read more

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May 28, 2020 - New 4WD Industry Council Line-Up

New and returning committee representatives have been announced following Council elections recently The 4WD Industry Council recently opened nominations for its committee, with the Council buoyed by the high level of interest received from members seeking to help shape the future of the industry.  The Council is pleased to be able to congratulate the following … Read more

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May 25, 2020 - NSW GVM Upgrade Changes Withdrawn

Following representation by the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), Transport for NSW has now withdrawn the GVM upgrade changes outlined in Vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Scheme (VSCCS) Notice 17. VSCCS Notice 17 dated 20 April, 2020, suggested that there was a change to NSW rules that limited post-registration GVM upgrades to the vehicle’s axle mass … Read more

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