Applications for membership of the AAADA are co-ordinated by the General Manager, who will forward your completed application forms for assessment, to the State Chapter in the state in which your business is located. You may qualify if you have been in the art/antiques business for more than three years. You would need to operate a business, which primarily deals in antiques or fine art of a suitable quality. Such things as Art Nouveau and Art Deco ceramics or bronzes and more contemporary paintings may be acceptable if particularly meritorious. It is permitted to sell a limited quantity of clearly described quality reproductions, and to sell similarly limited quantities of modern items if complementing the existing stock of antiques/artworks.

It is not necessary to have a shop front. Dealers in Antique centres or other shared premises, those who only exhibit at Fairs, or on the internet, may also be eligible for membership. Our Association already has a significant number of members trading under such circumstances. Applicants may apply as a specialist or general dealer, but are expected to be well informed in their field.

Some of the impressive Benefits of Membership enjoyed by members of the Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association are listed below.

And a reminder of some of the impressive Benefits of Membership enjoyed by you as a member of the Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association:

  • Exposure through the extensive AAADA Marketing – such as the AAADA social media accounts, email list, along with advertising & editorial in the leading Antiques & Design Magazines, and Google.
  • The AAADA is recommended by the Australian Government as the go to for all customs matters and it is widely referred to by many industry leaders as the point of contact for the public which results in constant enquiries to the Association via phone, email and social messaging.
  • Inclusion in the Quarterly AAADA Catalogue Members directory
  • Your business details on the AAADA web site, with direct links to CINOA and other international trade listings.
  • International representation through our annual membership of CINOA, with your business listed on the CINOA website and in the CINOA Directory, with global distribution.
  • Right to exhibit at Australia’s premier antiques fairs held by AAADA in Sydney and Melbourne.
  • Free entry to Australia’s premier antique fairs held by AAADA in Sydney and Melbourne.
  • Business insurance tailor made for antique dealers.
  • Support with NSW dealer’s licence requirements.
  • Regular updates on all industry issues via both the national body and from the state chapters
  • Discount subscription rates for UK publication “Antiques Trade Gazette”.

How to Apply to Become a Member

If you are interested in becoming a member of the AAADA then please read the following documents carefully before completing your application:

All application forms once completed should be addressed and mailed to:

General Manager
The Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association
PO Box 294
Apollo Bay VIC 3233

Once we receive your completed application form it will be forwarded to the relevant State Chapter who will authorise one or two of their committee members to inspect your premises. Your application will then go before their committee at its next assessment meeting.

If you have any queries at all please don’t hesitate to call the General Manager, Keren Lewis on 0498 059 661 or email to

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