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)


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.


GtapeAus  are the Australian provider of G-Tape, Innovative pressure sensitive adhesive acrylic tape. GtapeAus offers a complete line of tapes for construction including surface protection tape, seam tape, HVAC tape, and acrylic flashing.

Do you want a tape that can be cleanly removed without leaving a residue behind? Do you want a tape that can be used outdoors and exposed to weather for many months? Or do you want a permanent bond that can offer protection to a building for decades?

For Example, our high-spec Joist Protection Tape is already a hit with chippies:

  • Ultra High performance in all temperatures
  • Hand tearable
  • Releases from face/face contact with no loss of adhesion.
  • No primer needed
  • Lighter weight than Butyl or Asphalt Flashings
  • -25° – +90° C Service temperature
  • Repositionable
  • Very low total VOC’s
  • High chemical and solvent resistance.
  • 300 day exposure

Members: Get a 10% discount when shopping online at in to the Member Hub to get your exclusive offer code!

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.

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.

Elwood Work Division

At Elwood Work Division we strive to make the most supreme product to produce a perfect balance between function, protection and style.Each garment in the range is subjected to our “Elwood Tried and Tested” program to ensure that every piece will function to the highest quality and last longer than others.No matter your profession, be it constructing high rises, surveying dams to tuning up your dream drive. We endeavour to make our product an extension of yourself. @elwdworkwear

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.

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.

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