An individual or a body corporate is entitled to become a member if it

  • Supports the objects and purposes of the company.
  • Satisfies the relevant category of membership in accordance with clause 12 as well as any criteria set out by the board in the membership form from time to time.
  • Agrees to comply with this constitution, the code of conduct and any other by-laws created by the board from time to time.
  • Lodges a membership application pursuant to clause 13.


There shall be the following categories of membership:

Distributor member;

A distributor member shall be a corporation, firm or sole trader that purchases promotional products and/or product decorating services from other suppliers and sells them to end users.

Supplier member;

A supplier member shall be an agent, importer or manufacturer that sells promotional products and/or product decorating services to end users and/or distributors.

Decorator member;

A decorator member shall practise in the sole trade of the decoration of promotional products that are supplied to them.

Dual member;

A dual member shall satisfy the criteria for more than one of the other membership classes.

  • A completed online membership application form.
  • A letter from your accountant on their letterhead confirming your turn over in promotional marketing is in excess of $100,000 per annum.
  • 2 letters from APPA members endorsing your membership. Please note: This endorsement must be from an APPA member with whom you have current business     relationships. If you are unsure if a company is a member, please contact us to confirm.
  • A company profile.

If you have any questions please contact us on 1800 MY APPA (69 2772) Australia, or 0800451117 New Zealand

Please note that by applying for membership, you agree to abide by the APPA Code of Conduct.


Membership is NOT available for those trading businesses that:

Do not meet membership criteria or are voted as such by the National APPA Board.

Who are normally customers of distributors, or that are primarily end users of promotional products.

APPA reserves the right to reject applicants at any time during the application process and is not required to provide details on either the qualification process or the decision ultimately rendered.