The benefits of a Landscaping Victoria membership are many and varied. A strong, stable and vibrant professional body is critical to influencing government policy and to the development of a sound public profile. It ensures the continued strength to positively influence the destiny of our industry.
As a Landscaping Victoria Member you will have access to the following benefits:
Networking & Industry Nights
Association meetings and functions are invaluable opportunities for you to exchange ideas, build relationships, and socialise with all sectors of the landscape industry.
We hold frequent industry get togethers to foster relationships amongst members and build those important industry networks. Our industry nights are also great opportunities to visit suppliers and learn about the latest products and methods plus also view some great landscapes and chat to the designers, the constructors and the suppliers about them. Recent get togethers have been held at the Botanical Gardens, Holmesglen TAFE and Studley Park Boathouse.
As a member, enjoy significant discounts on a range of work and personal related items including insurances, product discounts, delivery discounts and many more. Members can also purchase landscape works contracts, Schedule of Rates books,and other member-only items at discounted prices.
We are continually negotiating for better deals on behalf of members.
Landscaping Victoria Industry Awards
As a member, you will be eligible to enter projects into the Landscaping Victoria Industry Awards. These awards are held annually and categories include design, maintenance, residential and commercial construction, plus an Apprentice of the Year award. Members also vote on a Supplier of the Year Award.
The Landscaping Victoria Industry Awards are an excellent promotional vehicle for your business and entries and winners are regularly featured in magazines and promotional activities. Winning a Landscaping Victoria Industry Award is of significant benefit for raising the profile of your business.
Training & Professional Development
As a membership organisation, we encourage members to continually train, to keep them at the top of our industry. We run many training seminars, workshops and conferences for members on topics ranging from OH&S, to business planning, building registration, cash flow management, design, marketing etc. We also work with other training providers to ensure that our members can access affordable and relevant training to their needs.
Members are kept up to date about all training opportunities via email, newsletters and our website calendar.
Our members are predominantly small business operators with less than 20 personnel, most with less than 10. Our priority therefore is to assist members by being only a phone call away for information, access to other members, and referrals to other government agencies.
We offer information on the latest wage rates for the industry, information regarding employment and industrial relations matters, mediation in times of disputes, news on events and expos, and news on the industry in general. Being a member breaks down the isolation that many small businesses may encounter simply because of time.