Automotive Undercar Professional Association

The Automotive Undercar Professional Association (AUPA) is a not-for-profit, member-driven national trade association providing membership benefits, information resources and legislative representation to repair shop operators in Australia specialising in one or more fields of undercar servicing. Associate membership is also provided for industry suppliers and supporters.

WELCOME TO 2017

Here we are in 2017 and your association is ready to tackle whatever is thrown at us and implementing many of the ideas that originated from our 2016 AGM & Forum held in Wollongong – it’s your association so make 2017 the year to get actively involved in its future!

NSW FAIR TRADING WARNING

Whilst I was aware of some changes being made to the NSW Repairers Licensing and Tradesman Certificate requirements by Fair Trading NSW since the NSW Government took over from what was previously the MVRIC, I understood that the prior rules for specialist business classifications and tradesman certificates for these specialist businesses would automatically carry over to the new Motor Dealers and Repairers Act. BUT, I was misinformed.

CONFUSED OVER CONSUMER GUARANTEES?

This subject was discussed at the recent AGM & Forum and it revealed a general lack of understanding of the Australian Consumer Law introduced in 2012, which includes Consumer Guarantees.

WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN

AUPA celebrates 30 strong years and Holden’s radical concept car turns 10!

Designed and built at the renowned GM Australia Design studio in Port Melbourne, EFIJY first debuted at the 2005 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, and blends stunning, hot rod inspired design with out-and-out performance…

FINANCIAL REPORT 2014/15

The last financial year trading results ending June 30, 2015 were as expected, but we expect some improved results through the increased membership fees this financial year.

AUPA Classified Ad Service

For 2016 I’m considering the viability of introducing a Classified Ad service in AUPA’s Fast Facts newsletters. To maintain reasonable control over content there will be a nominal charge for this service, payable at the time of booking, and it is only available to AUPA Members.

Court penalises retailer for resale price maintenance

The Federal Court recently sent a message to Australian businesses that they can’t use international suppliers to engage in anti-competitive conduct in Australia. The Court ordered an online retailer to pay a penalty of for aiding, abetting, counselling and procuring an overseas supplier.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS DUE

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2015 UNDERCAR CONVENTION AGM

In mid-April, the Automotive Undercar Professional Association (AUPA) held its 2015 Annual General Meetings (AGM) and social events in Melbourne with the support of its affiliated association, the New Zealand Brake & Clutch Specialists Association (NZB&CSA).

EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF NETWORKING

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