Industry association memberships


Industry associations can be an effective way to reach and advocate for a common industry view on key policy matters. 

Industry associations often have a broad range of members and views. Origin uses its memberships to understand the views of other industry participants and present and advocate its views on relevant policy. While there may not be full alignment across industry representatives on some key policy areas, we may remain a member of an industry association with whom we don’t have complete alignment on the basis that there is opportunity for constructive industry dialogue and advocacy. 

View Origin’s policy on Industry association memberships (PDF 81 kB)

Review on Industry Associations’ positions on climate change policy (PDF 72 kB)

It is our policy to be a member of an industry association only where that association:

  1. gives Origin access to industry insights, expertise or information that may improve technical or operational performance; or
  2. provides Origin with insight or access into new markets; or
  3. enhances Origin’s ability to advocate for sound and/or commercially beneficial policy outcomes.

While we may not always agree with every element of an industry association’s response to climate change issues, where we believe there is a benefit to Origin in constructive industry dialogue or advocacy, we will maintain our membership. We keep a register of all industry association memberships and review memberships annually. Our 2020 review did not find any significant differences in formal positions on climate change policy between Origin and key industry associations.

We spent around $1.4 million on industry association memberships in the 2020 financial year.

Our Industry association memberships

Key associations

Australian Energy Council (AEC)
Peak energy industry body

Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA)
Peak oil and gas industry body

Business Council of Australia (BCA)
Peak body for large businesses

Clean Energy Council (CEC)
Peak body for renewables

Gas Energy Australia (GEA)
Peak body for LPG

Queensland Resources Council (QRC)
Peak body for Queensland resources
(Membership suspended as of October 2020)


Secondary associations

Ammonia Energy Association (AEA)
Promotes the use of hydrogen based green ammonia

Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA)
Peak body for financial markets

Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC)
Peak industry body for hydrogen

Australian Industry Greenhouse Network (AIGN)
Business network on climate change

Australian Institute of Energy (AIE)
Promotes understanding of energy issues

Australian Logistics Council (ALC)
Peak industry body for logistics

Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA)
Peak body for pipelines





Energy Efficiency Council
Peak body for energy efficiency

Energy Policy Institute of Australia (EPIA)
Promotes sound energy policy

Electric Vehicle Council (EVC)
Peak body for electric vehicles

Group of 100 (G100)
Australia’s peak body for chief financial officers

International Gas Union (IGU)
Peak international gas body

Maritime Industry Australia Limited (MIAL)
Representing maritime businesses

World LPG Association (WPLNGA)
Peak body for LPG globally