Our Small Business and Manufacturing Reference Group began in 2019. It includes industry associations and organisations. The group represents to us the interests and views of small and medium businesses, and manufacturing sectors. 

The group provides input and advice to us that: 

  • improves our communication with industry 
  • identifies emerging environmental issues 
  • contributes to our industry understanding, which helps shape our policy and activities 
  • explores how we can partner with industry 
  • improves industry’s levels of compliance with the Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 
  • helps us work towards achieving fair business conditions for all.

Small Business and Manufacturing Reference Group members

Small Business Association of Australia 

Australian Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Council

Small Business Victoria

Victorian Small Business Commission 

Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce 

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 

South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance 

Restaurants and Catering Industry Association 

Australasian Institute of Surface Finishing

Dry Cleaning Institute of Australia

National Retail Association

Tourism Accommodation Australia (Vic)

Australian Food and Grocery Council

Australian Meat Industry Council 

Australian Renderers Association 

Brewers Association of Australia

Independent Brewers Association

Dairy Manufacturers Sustainability Council 

Printing Industries Association of Australia

Australian Retailers Association

Hair and Beauty Industry Association

Manufacturing Australia

Master Grocers Association - Independent Retailers

Find out more about reference groups

How EPA works with reference groups

Community Reference Group

Water Industry Reference Group

Agriculture Reference Group

Construction and Infrastructure Reference Group

Major Industries Reference Group

Waste and Recycling Reference Group

Government Reference Group

Reviewed 6 April 2020