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 133 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 commercial, 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.

As a pre-condition to joining (or remaining a member of) an industry association, Origin must understand the public environmental and/or climate change policies of the industry association. We have undertaken that review for all current memberships listed below. 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. 

We spent around $1.4 million on industry association memberships in the 2019 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


Secondary associations

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

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

Australian PV Institute (APVI)
Access to PV data and information

Carbon Markets Institute (CMI)
Promotes carbon markets

Energy Efficiency Council
Peak body for energy efficiency, cogeneration and demand management in Australia

Energy Policy Institute of Australia (EPIA)
Not-for-profit energy policy body

Electric Vehicle Council (EVC)
Peak body for electric vehicles



Future Business Council (FBC)
Innovative and sustainable businesses

Group of 100 (G100)
Australia’s peak body for chief financial officers and senior finance executives

Hydrogen Mobility Australia (HMA)
Peak industry body for organisations with an interest in hydrogen. 

International Gas Union (IGU)
Peak international gas body

Maritime Industry Australia 
Representing maritime businesses, primarily those operating maritime assets or facilities from Australia, and including organisations that move products by ship.

Smart Energy Council (SEC)
Renewable energy

World LPG Association (WPLNGA)
Peak body for LPG globally