Becoming a member of the AHA ACT adds value and helps your business to flourish.  The AHA ACT Branch’s diverse membership base includes leading, licensed hospitality and tourism businesses across the ACT.  This strong and united membership enables hospitality businesses to have an advocacy voice through the AHA ACT Branch, with government and political leaders.

The Branch’s broad membership base is comprehensive and includes pubs, bars, nightclubs, accommodation hotels, restaurants, convention centres and cafés.  Some ACT AHA members also operate retail liquor stores in addition to their on-premise operations.

The AHA ACT’s members employ more than 18,000 people in the ACT and contribute more than $250 million annually to the local economy through payment of local taxes and levies, purchase of utilities, payment of wages and salaries and purchasing goods from local suppliers.

The AHA ACT membership continues to grow – so why not help make our voice louder, stronger and more effective? Enquire now

We always welcome more industry ‘muscle’ – and we welcome you to the AHA ACT!



AHA ACT members can access to wide variety of services, many are free to access, while some are available for a significantly discounted fee-for-service.

Members receive the latest industry information through the following services:

  • ACTive Hospitality magazine – the official twice-yearly publication of the AHA ACT Branch
  • Monthly e-newsletter with latest trends, news and updates on all facets of the industry
  • Regular updates on the latest developments on legislation, tax, industrial relations, food safety, regulations, law enforcement and other industry services and issues.
  • Member updates and advice relating to industry trends, developments and news
  • Employment relations advice and assistance – through our IR consultant
  • AHA National Yearbook and index of policy issues and updates.

AHA ACT members also are entitled to a range of lucrative discounts:

  • Security Master Licence reduced fees
  • Qantas Club Membership
  • Europcar hire – corporate rate discount
  • Merchant service fees through our preferred financial institutions
  • Sponsor discounts including Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) training and other training services.

Learn more about becoming a member and all the benefits available by calling 6273 6633.

Remember, your valuable AHA ACT membership is also 100 per cent tax deductible.


Here’s what current AHA ACT’s members have to say about our expert services, advice and lobbying support:

The support and advice given by the AHA ACT is invaluable. In these uncertain times when over legislation isn’t just a fear for us as owners but a growing reality, the continued support from bodies such as the AHA ACT help us navigate our way past these multiple speed bumps.
Robert Ingram
Muddle Bar
The AHA ACT has a great team of dedicated people who are so passionate about this industry. They always get involved with their members. I am always kept up-to-date with what’s going on across the industry, including any new rules, legislation and regulations coming into effect that will impact my business. The AHA ACT really gets behind its member events and organises some great ones too, including the annual Hospitality Awards.
Deniz Kose
Taze Mediterranean Restaurant
For me, the AHA ACT provides a sense of community for the industry where we can come together and speak openly about strengths, weaknesses and working together to resolve them. In the last 15 years, I have been in need of IR assistance and it has always been reassuring to have access to the AHA’s resources.
Rowland Fischer
Diplomat Hotel General Manager