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The Restoration Industry Association Expands to Australia and New Zealand


The RIA is excited to announce our partnership with the Carpet Cleaners Association of New Zealand!


For many years now, there has been a loyal core of RIA members in Australia and New Zealand. These have placed a high value on RIA events and education, as well as the industry networking opportunities that these opportunities have afforded. Many Australian restorers have formed life-long friendships as a result of these connections. In the past, it has been necessary for Australian members to travel to the United States to benefit fully from the RIA offerings. We are changing that.

Australians in RIA Leadership and Earning International Industry Recognition

Australians now serve on both the RIA Board of Directors and on its influential Restoration Council. In 2014, an Australian was awarded its most prestigious recognition, The Martin L. King Award, for his contributions to the international restoration community.  Will your company be the first Australian or New Zealand member to win a Phoenix Award or publish an article in C&R magazine that addresses an international industry problem?

Education & Certification

RIA's advanced certifications set restoration professionals apart from their peers.  Below is a list of upcoming education events, many of which are prerequisites for RIA's advanced certifications.  RIA also publishes international industry standards, including the NIDR Guidelines for Fire and Smoke Damage Repairand offers critical information pamphlets for your customers.  Members receive special discounts on all RIA courses and items.

Membership Information

RIA offers unique member benefits and pricing for our international members:  only AUD/NZD $370usd per year.  View the RIA Member Benefits Guide for more information.  

**Please note that RIA uses PayPal to process payments in AUD and NZD.  If you would like to join RIA and pay in AUD or NZD, please e-mail  Viv Tran at**

International vendor members of RIA are able to access an international audience of industry decision-makers through live events and our digital and print publications.  Read our International Vendor Member Benefits Brochure for further details.


Education & Certification 

The RIA Australian Steering Committee is currently planning events for the 2017 year.  If you have suggestions of events or courses, please e-mail



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