About ALIA

ALIA is the Australasian Lighting Industry Association (Incorporated)
We are a national non-profit incorporated association, registered in NSW [Inc 9877528]
ABN 98 507 463 942
Who are we?
What are our goals?
Where do our members come from?
What can the association offer to our members?
What does the web site offer?
Who are the Office Bearers of ALIA?
Where does the material on our web site come from?
View/download the ALIA Rules (PDF file) as filed with the NSW Department of Fair Trading
Contacting ALIA
Who are we?
We are people who share an interest in the art, science and technology of light.
We light for people in places, buildings, events and productions.
We design, install, study, market, manufacture, rig, maintain, and operate lighting in all its wide range of uses.
What are our goals?
To Investigate and disseminate information about areas of common concern to all lighting people
To promote an understanding of our work to:
others within our own industries
potential participants in the pursuit of lighting
government, regulatory, training and standards bodies
the media
the general public.
To open and maintain a vigorous dialogue on issues of common interest between our members.
To promote and facilitate appropriate professional education and training.
To represent our membership in allied fields through our participation in other professional organisations.
To establish standards and assist in formulating specifications for equipment, supplies and services used across our industries.
Where do our members come from?
Architectural Design
Building Owners and Managers
Community Theatre
Concert Production
Consulting
Display
Education Institutions
Electrical Contracting
Electrical Engineering
Equipment and Consumable Distribution
Equipment and Consumable Sales
Equipment Manufacturing
Event Production
Film
Illumination Engineering
Installation
Lamp Manufacturing
Lighting Design
Maintenance and Support
Optical engineering
Professional Theatre
Television
Themed Environments
What can the association offer to our members?
This is just a shopping list of some possibilities:
A forum for live and electronic discussions
Business Reporting/Risk Evaluation Service
Business Support Services
Discounts
Electronic Commerce links
Free directory listings
Group Insurance Scheme
Human Resources Advice
Industry Directory
Industry Training & Certification
Legal Advice Service
Product demonstrations
Professional Development
Regular Newsletters
Representation to Industry, trade, Government and Regulatory Authorities
Technical Standards
Trade Development
Trade Publications through an editorial board ( possibly in conjunction with existing titles)
Training Standards / Guidelines
What does the web site offer?
News about:
Employment
People
Productions
Products
Projects
Regulations
Standards
Training
Reference sources
Wanted to Sell
Wanted to Buy
Lost and Stolen Equipment listing
Lighting Links
On-Line discussion forums
Equipment – Hirer cross-matching
Industry directory
Links to Industry sites
Moderated and Mentored help line.
Who are the Office Bearers of ALIA?
President
Andy Ciddor Biog and Photo
Vice President
Cat Strom
Treasurer
Scott Allan Biog and Photo
Secretary
Joseph Mercurio Biog and Photo
Committee Member
Craig Gamble Biog and Photo
Committee Member
Tim Hall
Committee Member
Peter McKenzie
Committee Member
Zac Shenker
Committee Member
Rohan Thornton
Where does the material on our web site come from?
In common with the majority of industry news web sites, and even most magazines and newspapers, we depend pretty heavily on news releases from the manufacturers and distributors of lighting products for information on product releases, updates and interesting applications.
Many of our production and project items come directly from local production companies and equipment distributors, but our overseas reach is limited by our current resources. As a new association, just getting on our feet, we have been offered assistance from the UK’s long established Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA). PLASA’s support includes permission to use material from the news pages of their website to supplement our local news with their European and American sources.
What we do on the ALIA web site is assemble all of the publicly available news material that is relevant to the Australasian industry, and publish it on our news page, thus saving you the trouble of searching out the news from each of the dozens of equipment manufacturers, production companies, consultants and producers.
Where we find an article on another web site that may be of interest to our readers, we put up link on our website identifying the source, and directing you to the original article.
If you have news about your projects, products, gear for sale, job vacancies or clever solutions to age-old problems, please share it with the rest of the lighting community. Send us an email.

In common with the majority of industry news web sites, and even most magazines and newspapers, we depend pretty heavily on news releases from the manufacturers and distributors of lighting products for information on product releases, updates and interesting applications.

Many of our production and project items come directly from local production companies and equipment distributors, but our overseas reach is limited by our current resources. We also receive assistance from the UK’s long-established Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA). PLASA’s support includes permission to use material from the news pages of their website to supplement our local news with their European and American sources.

What we do on the ALIA web site is assemble all of the publicly available news material that is relevant to the Australasian industry, and publish it on our news page, thus saving you the trouble of searching out the news from each of the dozens of equipment manufacturers, production companies, consultants and producers.

Where we find an article on another web site that may be of interest to our readers, we put up link on our website identifying the source, and directing you to the original article.

If you have news about your projects, products, gear for sale, job vacancies or clever solutions to age-old problems, please share it with the rest of the lighting community. Send us an email.