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The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has been the peak council of Australian business associations for 105 years and traces its heritage back to Australia’s first chamber of commerce in 1826.

Its motto is “Leading Australian Business.”

ACCI is the ongoing amalgamation of the nation’s leading federal business organisations - Australian Chamber of Commerce, the Associated Chamber of Manufactures of Australia, the Australian Council of Employers Federations and the Confederation of Australian Industry.

Membership of ACCI is made up of the State and Territory Chambers of Commerce and Industry together with the major national industry associations.

Through its membership, ACCI represents over 350,000 businesses nation-wide and its employer network employs over 4 million people which makes ACCI the largest and most representative business organisation in Australia.



The Chief Executive Officer is Peter Anderson. Former CEOs include Peter William Hendy, Lyndon Rowe (Acting), Mark Paterson AO and Ian Spicer AM.


Its specific activities include:

  • representation and advocacy to governments, parliaments, tribunals and policy makers both domestically and internationally;
  • business representation on a range of statutory and business boards, committees and other fora;
  • representing business in national and international fora including the Australian Industrial Relations Commission, Australian Safety and Compensation Council, International Labour Organisation, International Organisation of Employers, International Chamber of Commerce, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Employers;
  • research and policy development on issues concerning Australian business;
  • the publication of leading business surveys and other information products; and
  • providing forums for collective discussion amongst businesses on matters of law and policy affecting commerce and industry.


A range of publications are available from ACCI, including:

  • issue papers commenting on business’ views of contemporary policy issues;
  • Policies of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry – the bound compendium of ACCI’s policy platforms;
  • the Westpac-ACCI Survey of Industrial Trends - the longest, continuous running private sector survey in Australia. A leading barometer of economic activity and the most important survey of manufacturing industry in Australia;
  • the ACCI Survey of Investor Confidence – which gives an analysis of the direction of investment by business in Australia;
  • the Commonwealth Bank-ACCI Business Expectations Survey - which aggregates individual surveys by ACCI member organisations and covers firms of all sizes in all States and Territories;
  • the ACCI Small Business Survey – which is a survey of small business derived from the Business Expectations Survey data;
  • workplace relations reports and discussion papers, including the ACCI Modern Workplace: Modern Future 2002–2010 Policy Blueprint, the Functioning Federalism and the Case for a National Workplace Relations System and The Economic Case for Workplace Relations Reform Position Papers;
  • occupational health and safety guides and updates, including the Modern Workplace: Safer Workplace Policy Blueprint;
  • trade reports and discussion papers including the Riding the Chinese Dragon: Opportunities and Challenges for Australia and the World and Riding the Indian Elephant: Opportunities and Challenges for Australia and the World Position Papers;
  • education and training reports and discussion papers including the 2007 Skills for a Nation Policy Blueprint;
  • the ACCI Taxation Reform Blueprint: A Strategy for the Australian Taxation System 2004–2014; and
  • the ACCI Annual Report providing a summary of major activities and achievements for the previous year.

List of members

The members of ACCI are:

  • ACT & Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Australian Made Campaign Limited
  • Business SA
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland
  • Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory
  • Employers First
  • NSW Business Chamber
  • Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ltd
  • Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Agribusiness Employers’ Federation
  • Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association
  • Association of Consulting Engineers Australia
  • Australian Beverages Council Ltd
  • Australian Hotels Association
  • Australian International Airlines Operations Group
  • Australian Made, Australian Grown Campaign
  • Australian Mines and Metals Association
  • Australian Newsagents' Federation
  • Australian Paint Manufacturers’ Federation Inc
  • Australian Retailers’ Association
  • Bus Industry Confederation
  • Live Performance Australia
  • Master Builders Australia Inc
  • Master Plumbers’ and Mechanical Services Association of Australia
  • National Baking Industry Association
  • National Electrical and Communications Association
  • National Fire Industry Association
  • National Retail Association Ltd
  • NSW Business Chamber
  • NSW Farmers Industrial Association
  • Oil Industry Industrial Association
  • Pharmacy Guild of Australia
  • Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association Inc
  • Printing Industries Association of Australia
  • Restaurant & Catering Australia
  • Standards Australia
  • Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce

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