Membership and Benefits

The Motor Traders' Association of NSW (MTA NSW) is one of the largest state based industry associations in Australia. Founded in 1910, the MTA NSW represents the interests of thousands of employers and employees in the automotive industry throughout NSW and ACT.

MTA NSW is focused on addressing issues affecting Members through a number of initiatives, including actively lobbying at State and Federal Government levels. The Association provides extensive industry information to its membership base, representing 28 different motor trades, through many member forums and on-site visitations.

Held in high regard by industry stakeholders, the MTA NSW offers Members great value for their membership subscription with a range of services and products supplementing its traditional core services.

MTA NSW Members have access to a number of benefits and resources designed to facilitate the running of their automotive businesses. From employment relations advice and associated services through to training, industry lobbying and automotive signage, the Association is in a strong position to support Members.      
MTA NSW has developed a public recognition of the MTA NSW logo and catch phrase ‘Deal with someone you can trust’ and is also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), delivering on-site training at business premises, to staff and apprentices in the motor trade industry.

MTA NSW regularly provides advice to State and Federal Government Departments on matters affecting the motor industry. The Association is the principal consultative party and a leader in employment relations issues impacting the retail motor industry in the State.

MTA NSW is a founding member of the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA), which is the National Body that draws together MTA’s sister organisations from other States and Territories to represent the industry at Federal Government level.

As a peak body, the MTA NSW represents the interests of the following automotive industry participants:

Automotive Dealers – New and Used General Trades
Automotive Dismantlers Hire Car and Chauffeur Driven Limousines
Automotive Electrical Specialists Motor Bus
Automotive and Marine Trimmers Motor Cycle Industry
Automotive Mechanical Repairers Motor Vehicle Assessor and Inspectors
Auto Transmission and Rebuilders Parts and Accessories
Australian Heavy Vehicle Repairers Radiator Repair Specialists
Body Repairers Rental Vehicles
Brake Repair Specialists Rustproofing Specialists
Caravan Industry Service Stations
Commercial Vehicle Industry Steering and Suspension Specialists
Engine Reconditioners Tow Truck Operators
Exhaust Systems  Tyre Dealers and Retreaders
Farm Machinery Dealers     


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Created by MTA NSW, the Employment Relations Information System (ERIS) is a web based interactive employment relations system.



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MTA Training

MTA Training delivers innovative and flexible, industry focused training and prides itself on producing quality outcomes.



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