Who we are
The Australian Alpaca Association was incorporated as a not-for-profit association in 1990 when participants in the fledgling industry recognised the need for a national body of like-minded people to promote and grow the concept of alpaca as a viable and sustainable primary industry. In 2007 it became a Company Limited by Guarantee.
What we do
We aim to be the voice for the alpaca community as an organisation devoted to Australian alpaca farming and to provide opportunities for alpaca farmers across the nation to grow and develop the national herd.
The success of AAA largely depends on our small but dynamic team of staff and Board members who are passionate about seeing the Australian alpaca industry continue as a viable and sustainable primary industry.
The AAA is supported by eight regional committees who serve the needs of local members and providing support to the AAA in meeting it’s national and local challenges.
The regional committees are active throughout Australia and provide on-the-ground education and training, industry liaison, marketing and shows to promote the alpaca industry.
You will join a small, passionate team located in the Canberra national office who are committed to strengthening and growing the Australian alpaca industry.
As a not-for-profit, AAA welcomes advertising from members and non-members to help further our organisational goals.
The AAA respects and upholds the rights of individuals to privacy in relation to personal information. The AAA undertakes not to interfere with an individual’s privacy rights in the way it collects, uses or discloses the personal information of any persons who provide it with such information in the course of the AAA carrying out its purposes and objects.
The AAA will, at all times, collect personal information in a fair and lawful manner. The AAA collects personal information in a number of ways, including:
- directly from you, when you provide information by phone, email, or in documents such as an application form;
- from publicly available sources of information;
- from our own records;
- when legally required to do so;
- from members of the public who are prospective AAA members.
The AAA collects personal information that is necessary for one or more of its activities or functions and to provide a range of services to its members and stakeholders.
When persons apply for AAA membership or renew their membership they are asked to provide sufficient information to allow the AAA to assess their application for, or renewal of, membership.
Your personal information may be used by the AAA in order to:
- inform you of AAA activities in which you may wish to be involved;
- provide the services you require;
- enter you into AAA competitions, promotions and events;
- administer and manage AAA services; and
Your personal information is shared with Simplify Solution for the purpose of maintaining the International Alpaca Register (IAR) on eAlpaca. Members can manage their own privacy settings within eAlpaca or request the AAA to make changes on their behalf.
The AAA will only send you emails if you have elected to receive such emails or if they are in response to an email we have received from you.
The AAA will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is secure from any misuse or unauthorised access or disclosure.
If you have any queries or concerns about your personal information which the AAA maintains, or wish to correct any of your personal information, please send the details in writing to the CEO, at PO Box 5108, Braddon, ACT 2612.