Our profile and influence

There is no other industry association in Australia dedicated to advocating for businesses in design, advisory, and engineering services.

The good standing and reputation of our members and the professionalism and experience of the Consult Australia team earns us a credible and respected profile with governments, institutions, your clients, and other stakeholders.

Consult Australia has developed long-standing, productive relationships with parliamentarians and the public service across the country. We maintain these relationships through our committed team of policy and state/territory engagement professionals and influential business leaders willing to drive positive change for our industry and our communities and economies.

Our four 'P' priority areas

Our advocacy campaigns are structured on the four key member priorities of PeopleProcurement, Pipeline and Practice.

PEOPLE: Our aim is to create a vibrant and sustainable workforce for our industry and your business. Our current people campaigns include; striving for mentally healthy workplaces, end of year tender deadline extension/blackout and strengthening Australia's talent pipeline.

PROCUREMENT: Our goal is better procurement practice for a productive and viable supply ecosystem. Our current procurement campaigns include; de-risking the insurance market, uplifting productivity, model client policy and tackling unfair contracts.

PIPELINE: Our goal is a smart project pipeline that delivers growth and prosperity for the industry. Our current pipeline campaigns include; unlocking stimulus from property tax reforms, considering social impacts in business cases and building the case for infrastructure funding reforms.

PRACTICEOur aim is to enhance productivity through balanced reforms. Our current practice campaigns include; appropriate building compliance reforms and advocating for a one fee/one national registration of engineers to reduce burdens on business.

People   Procurement   Pipeline    Practice  

Member-driven advocacy

We rely on active participation by members to drive our advocacy work. We have committees in each state and territory that drive local initiatives. We also have four roundtables that drive our national approach and lend support to the state/territory committees when needed. Also, to help us with particular campaigns or thought leadership pieces we create ad-hoc working groups.

To learn more about our member-driven advocacy including the priorities of each roundtable, current participants and how to get involved click below.


Identifying industry issues

To get further information on industry-wide issues we conduct Industry Health Check Surveys. Throughout 2020 and 2021 we were particularly focussed on monitoring changes to the industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Results from these surveys are below:

More information

For more information about our industry focussed advocacy work, please contact:

Nicola Grayson, Chief Executive - nicola@consultaustralia.com.au

Kristy Eulenstein, Head of Policy and Government Relations - kristy@consultaustralia.com.au