I would like to help the Association. How do I get onto the Committee?
The Committee is elected by the Members annually and if you wish to be considered, just complete and return the Committee Nomination form which usually comes out each February. The Committee is elected at the AGM held online.
We have established Advisory Committees in Tasmania, Queensland, NSW, Victoria and South Australia to assist us to run our various events. If you don’t want to be on the Committee but would like to help out, just contact us and we would be pleased to add you to a State based group.
I would like to submit an article for a WIOA publication. What do I have to do?
We welcome contributions from members for any of our publications including ‘WaterWorks’, ‘Operator’ or ‘Words’. All you need to do is send us your information/photos and we will do the rest. WIOA has an editorial team willing and able to help you put an article together, if you require assistance.
I have a position vacant or wanted. Can I advertise with WIOA?
As an additional benefit to members, WIOA can place position adverts on the WIOA website free of charge any member. Notification of the advert is included in our monthly newsletter ‘Words’.
I would like to receive my information by email instead of post. Is this possible?
WIOA members can choose to receive all correspondence either electronically by email or by hard copy (via Australia Post). Sending information by email is more environmentally friendly, efficient, cost effective and WIOA’s preferred method.
If you wish to receive information electronically, you can indicate this on the Membership application form. If you are an existing member and would like to change to email, contact us and we will update your preference.
How do I update my Member details or website listing?
All members can update their contact details or other personal details by contacting the WIOA office at any time.
I have an operation problem, can WIOA help?
WIOA has a wide range of members both individual and corporate, from all Australian States as well as overseas. If you have an operational issue that you are having difficulty resolving, just let us know about it, preferably by email, and we can tap into our network to potentially get you an answer
What benefits do I receive as an Individual Member?
• New member pack on sign up
• WaterWorks Technical Journal twice per annum
• Operator newsletter quarterly
• Words, WIOA’s electronic newsletter monthly
• Notification of events, seminars and conferences plus positions vacant and wanted adverts
• New product or equipment brochures from Corporate members
• Updates on industry developments including training
• Invitation to the AGM
• Updates on technical resources specifically aimed at the operational side of the industry
• Discounted registration fees to WIOA events
• Application forms for various industry Awards
What benefits do I receive as a Corporate Member?
Corporate Members receive all the items listed for individual members plus the following:
• Email notification of when exhibition sites for WIOA Conferences are going on sale
• Discounted exhibition site fees at WIOA Conferences
• Rights of individual membership is afforded to the nominated person only
• Company details listed in the Corporate member section of the WIOA website
• Access to WIOA’s members via product brochure mail outs with only a small postage fee
• Editorial promotional space in “Words”, “Operator” or possibly “WaterWorks”
• Recognition at the Annual Conferences on promotional material as a member
• Preference given to Corporate members at specific issues seminars
What benefits do I receive as a Utility Corporate Member?
Utility Corporate Membership is open to all employers of water industry Operators. This category allows employers of operators to join up and pay for their operational staff to be individual members and they will receive all the benefits of an individual member. The employer will receive a free corporate membership, and all the benefits of corporate membership. Utility Corporate Membership cost varies – it would be calculated at the Individual fee, times the amount of employees you sign up.
How do I join, how much is membership, and how can I pay?
You can join by completing and submitting an application form, (which doubles as a Tax Invoice) with your payment to WIOA. WIOA has three membership categories, Individual, Corporate and Utility Corporate. Membership fees vary from year to year. Please visit the Membership page of our website to find out the current costs.
What type of events do WIOA run?
• Annual Conferences
WIOA organises and annually stages an operationally focused conference and Exhibition in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria These major events are designed to provide an opportunity for operations personnel and supplier companies to come together to discuss operational issues and see and hear about advances in technology and process methodologies.
• Special Interest Seminars
WIOA runs a series of special interest seminars using the expertise of various members and supporters to provide the latest in information on specific topics. These seminars will be staged as widely around Australia as possible. Topics and locations are chosen based on demand from members.
• Water Taste Tests
WIOA holds a number of Water Taste Tests across Australia, including a National Championship, to raise awareness of the quality of drinking water and to recognise the efforts of local water service providers in delivering valuable water services to their communities on a day to day basis.
• Charity Events
WIOA holds a number of charity events such as Bowls and Golf Days across Australia with proceeds donated to charity. In recent years we have also sold hats and collected money for charity via raffles at our events. To date we have distributed more than $130,000 to worthy charities.