Nursery & Garden Industry Australia was founded to help create a unified industry throughout Australia, to provide vital codification of policies and procedures within the industry and to help foster a more sustainable industry. The organization has several key goals, including promoting the products and services of nurseries, gardens and related professionals, and enhancing the efficiency of nurseries throughout the nation through better engineering, research, design and implementation. The organization is also dedicated to providing benefits to the environment through more sustainable practices, resource management and disseminating information to professionals and customers.
Advocacy within the government is another important area for NGIA, and the organization helps shape and implement policy, industry standards and ensure that members are held to a strict code of ethics and professional behavior.
Members of Nursery & Garden Industry Australia are eligible for a range of benefits. One of the most important benefits found through membership is increased promotion via the organisation’s myriad promotional platforms, including publications, websites and resources. In addition, NGIA offers immense opportunities for networking amongst industry professionals and organizations, fostering better growth, profitability and sustainability for all members. Yet another benefit is access to discounted insurance, including accidental damage, hail cover, flood cover and property in transit cover, amongst others. Finally, members are also able to take advantage of the organisation’s educational and training programs.