Trade Risk are one of the leading providers of insurance for Australian tradies, with thousands of clients all over the country.  With more chippies on their books than any other trade group, we’re proud to recommend Trade Risk to our members – they tick all the boxes for price, service, ease of use and understanding carpenters’ needs.  Contact them for public liability, contract works, income protection, tool insurance and more!

Call 1800 808 800 or go to to get a quote online.  (CAR. 422847)

Power Tools

Renowned for quality German made power tools since 1925, Festool specialises in high quality dust free power tool systems built for the toughest demands of professional builders, carpenters, cabinet makers, woodworkers as well as automotive, painting, concrete, engineering and related industries. With Festool, these professionals can get the job done FASTER, EASIER and BETTER. These systems have proven to be extremely popular with Australian tradespeople and serious DIY users alike for the past 30 years.

The benchmark in dust extraction, Festool power tool systems provide professional trades with problem solutions to even the most challenging applications. Take the messy job of cutting cement sheet eaves for example; with a Festool Plunge Saw, Diamond Blade, Guide Rail and Dust Extraction system, nasty dust is eliminated, and you are left with fast, clean, precise and superior results. Plus, true to the typical versatility of the Festool system, the plunge saw can be configured to cut a wide range of other materials – from MDF, to pine to aluminium – all with the quick switch of a blade.

MATERIALS / Supplies

Go Where The Tradies Go

At Home Timber & Hardware, the experienced team of trade professionals have done the hard yards. Whatever job you’re tackling, they’ve probably seen it before. That means they know how to make a your job easy with the right advice and trade grade gear to help you get in, get out and get back on site. Or they can deliver everything you need to site, in full and on time.

Quality Materials you can depend on

Home Timber & Hardware stock the very best, trade grade products and gear to get the job done right along with Australia’s best quality timber – sourced from across Australia, free from bowing, cupping, diamonding, splitting or twisting. Browse our timber guide here.


Home Timber & Hardware are once again on the hunt for Australia’s proudest, most passionate and dedicated tradie.

If that’s you, click here and tell Home Timber and Hardware your story (in 200 words or less).  That’s all you need to do to be in the running to be crowned 2017 Tradie of the Year and score yourself a brand new Holden Colorado!

Entries close on 31/08/17. See for full entry requirements, terms and conditions.


Buckaroo Leatherworks is a 45 year old family owned and operated Australian manufacturing business dedicated to creating high quality gear designed for the professional tradesman. From premium quality tool belts and tool pouches to tough nail bags and heavy duty carry-all tool bags, the Buckaroo range allows you to kit up your belt based on the tools you need to carry. Simply remove and add pouches when necessary. Team your Buckaroo belt with a pair or Buckaroo Shoulder Braces for an even more supportive and comfortable rig. All products are made in the factory located in Wollongong, Australia and strict attention to detail and high levels of quality control are enlisted for all products in the range.

If you want to look as good as your quality craftsmanship, make sure you choose a Buckaroo Tool Belt!

Members: use code CA0010 to get a 10% discount when shopping at!

Graphic Design

Tradie Packs offer design, print, signage & web solutions for tradies. We are the one stop shop if your looking to start a business or need ongoing support to make your business stand out! We have simple, cost effective packs that will help get your business moving along with customised extras to create the ideal solution for your business.

NEW: Carpentry Australia members now receive 10% OFF selected products & services* with Tradie Packs. Use the discount code “CHIPPY” at checkout, or mention us when purchasing!

Call 1300 657 499 or go to to view our full range of products and services.

Safety Supplies

Since RSEA’s doors opened in 1993 as a road safety equipment hire business, we have been dedicated to providing our customers with the outstanding service that people have come to expect from RSEA. This commitment has seen us grow to become the largest independent safety business in Australia and the market leader in all things safety. We are proud of our reputation as “The Safety Experts”.

RSEA are excited to be partnering with Carpentry Australia to help ensure its members go home safely every day.

Carpentry Australia member discount

CA members now receive:
– 15% discount on full priced ELEVEN Workwear and Blue Rapta PPE
– 5% discount on all other full priced items when shopping at an RSEA Safety store.

Click here to find out how to get your discount.

industry associations

The Frame and Truss Manufacturers’ Association

The Frame & Truss Manufactures Association of Australia Ltd (FTMA Australia) is an independent, national organisation representing fabricators of and suppliers to the timber prefabricated timber truss and wall frame industry in all Australian States.

The major aims of the FTMA Australia are to provide a unified voice, to protect and advance our two billion dollar industry and to be involved in the setting of standards and guidelines that serve as benchmarks for all those who deal with our industry.

The Timber Trade Industrial Association

TTIA is a completely independent, not for profit, federally registered employer organisation, with an emphasis on giving prudent and commercially realistic advice to members in the timber and building products industry.

Our telephone advisory service means that our in-house specialist industrial staff are just a call away, helping employers to find the most effective way to manage their businesses.

The Association provides a professional service which assists members with the day to day running of their business.

The Timber Merchants Association

TMA is a not for profit Employer Association established in 1883. We are one of two remaining Industrial Registered Organisation’s left for the employment sector of the Timber Industry and are thereby recognised by Industry, Unions and both State and Federal Government in regards to industry awards and issues relating to our sector. Additionally we supply our members with technical product, market and business based information and we offer through our networks a range of service and product discounts.

The TMA also operates the successful Timber Advice & Display Centre providing advice and support to the general public, builders, architects and building designers regarding building with timber and associated products. The centre provides opportunities for businesses to display their products, generate referrals and business leads and provide independent expert advice.

Fanelle – Female Apprentice Network

Fanelle is a network of female apprentices and women in trades.  The organisation works to raise awareness of positive female role models in traditionally male dominated employment areas, to educate and challenge perceptions of gender stereotypes within the trade sector, and to provide a support service for women in these industries.  Women in trades can sign up to be a part of the Fanelle network for free.

Make It Wood

Wood is unique among building materials because it is a natural carbon store – up to 50% of its dry weight is stored carbon. Responsibly sourced wood products store the carbon that the growing trees have removed from the air.

Planet Ark’s Make It Wood – Do Your World Some Good encourages the increased use of responsibly sourced wood as a building material. When sourced responsibly, wood can play a big part in helping tackle climate change. As well as being a carbon store wood is also renewable and it has a lower embodied energy than many other building materials such as concrete, steel or plastics.

Wood Solutions

Innovative. Informative. Inspiring

WoodSolutions is a world-leading resource, designed to provide independent information about timber and wood products to a range of specifiers and companies involved in building design and construction. The website has more than three thousand pages of information, videos, easily downloadable resources and a range of free technical publications and other related activities

Trade News

Tools Trades Toys

Launched in late September 2014, Tools Trades Toys is an independent news site dedicated to supporting Australian tradespeople through a united voice and online community representing your interests.

We deliver independent and non-biased information from experienced and influential people within the industries we support.

With a focus on building and construction trades and their associated industries we strive to assist tradies and their employers in navigating the often complicated workforce and the products and services that go with it.  Find out what’s new at

Service Providers

Tradie Exchange

TradieExchange is a networking platform to help people from across the trades connect and do business.  The goal is to make it faster and easier for builders and tradespeople to secure jobs and contracts, and to source suppliers, materials and resources they need.  TradieExchange is working in collaboration with industry groups such as Carpentry Australia, to assist in directing members to the information and resources needed to get ahead.

Businesses can create a profile on the TradieExchange network to market their business – go to

Ready to take your business to the next level?