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Thank you for your interest in joining the JAA; this is a positive move for you and your business. Since 1931, the JAA has nurtured, promoted and protected hundreds of individuals, companies and families across Australia to embrace their passion of jewellery and desire for high achievement to create successful and rewarding businesses.

To join, simply follow these easy steps. First, determine your membership category below - either general or associate and click on the button to move through to the sign up form.

General Member 


A person or company will only be eligible for admission as a General Member if that person or company derives at least the majority of its income or turnover from the jewellery industry (including fashion jewellery) and that person or company is domiciled in Australia.

Other requirements include:

  1. Person or Company has an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  2. Person or Company has been trading in the jewellery industry in Australia for a minimum of 12 months or have relevant industry experience
  3. Be nominated by a current member of the JAA who you trade with; they will be asked a series of questions about the business relationship. Alternatively, provide two references from companies you trade with that are not JAA members.
 
Retail - Single Store
 
Retail - Multi Store
 
Supplier & Service Provider
Predominant or majority of business is to provide jewellery, timepieces and/or associated giftware for sale to the end consumer and only has one location.   Predominant or majority of business is to provide jewellery, timepieces and/or associated giftware for sale to the end consumer and has more than one location.    Predominant or majority business is to supply jewellery (components or finished), timepieces, associated giftware and support products or provide services to jewellery suppliers and jewellery retailers.
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Sole Trader
 
Online Only Retailer
   
Must be registered as a sole trader, have no employees and derive the majority of income from the jewellery industry. Can be retailer or supplier.   Predominant or majority of business is to provide jewellery, timepieces and/or associated giftware for sale to the end consumer and only operating online. Read full list of criteria here.    
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Associate Member


A person or company will only be eligible for admission as an Associate Member if that person or company derives at least some income or turnover from the jewellery industry (less than 50%; includes fashion jewellery). Category also includes students, retirees, provisional members (new businesses to the jewellery industry), education providers (RTO) and other jewellery industry associations. Associate Members are ineligible to vote.

Other requirements include:

  • Person or Company has an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Person or Company has been trading in the jewellery industry in Australia for a minimum of 12 months or have relevant industry experience
  • Be nominated by a current member of the JAA who you trade with; they will be asked a series of questions about the business relationship. Alternatively, provide two references from companies you trade with that are not JAA members.

A person or company applying for membership of the Association through the Buying Group Entity Member Scheme will only be eligible for admission as an Associate Member. 

Buying Group - Single Store
 
Buying Group - Multi Store
 
Supplier & Service Provider
 
Provisional
Predominant or majority of business is to provide jewellery, timepieces and/or associated giftware for sale to the ultimate consumer and only has one location. Must be a retail member of Leading Edge Group, Showcase Jewellers or Nationwide Jewellers.    Predominant or majority of business is to provide jewellery, timepieces and/or associated giftware for sale to the ultimate consumer and has more than one location. Must be a retail member of Leading Edge Group, Showcase Jewellers or Nationwide Jewellers.   Person or company derives at least some income or turnover from the jewellery (components or finished), timepieces, associated giftware and support products for sale to a retailer or person or company derives at least some income or turnover from the jewellery industry.    A person or company derives at least some income or turnover from the jewellery industry and has been in business for less than 12 months. Membership valid for 12 months only; cannot be renewed. Membership includes all benefits listed here (excluding subscription to Jeweller and use of JAA member logo). 
             
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Retiree
 
Student
 
Education Provider
 
Other Industry Associations
Must be a fully retired individual. Membership includes email communication only.    Students must be enrolled in a jewellery related course at a registered training organisation (RTO). Proof of enrolment must be provided with application.    Education provider (RTO) within Australia.   Other jewellery industry associations within Australia.
             
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