About ACFA


Serving the furniture, cabinet making, kitchen and joinery industries for over 75 years

“Since 1948, The Australian Cabinet and Furniture Association (ACFA) has consistently been the trusted source for expert advice and support services tailored to the needs of the furniture, cabinet making, kitchen and joinery industries”

Being the leading association for the industry, our membership comprises a diverse range of businesses from sole traders, to dynamic small family businesses and right through to large manufacture, suppliers, and experienced industry consultants.

Our expertise

Run BY industry FOR industry, we understand the challenges of staying competitive and maintaining professionalism in this industry. Our proficiency is ingrained in:

  1. Providing readily available guidance, assistance and coaching across the complex areas of workplace relations and health and safety.
  2. A leading private-provider of workplace-based training for Cabinet Making as a registered training organisation for over 26 years.
  3. As dedicated industry advocates, our mission is to champion the interests of the cabinetmaking sector through effective lobbying efforts and policy advocacy.
  4. Host a National Industry Awards Program with focus on promoting and celebrating the accomplishments within our industry and the teams responsible for these projects.

Our Commitment to the Industry

ACFA supports the Cabinet and Furniture Industry, offering unparalleled access to unlimited industry-specific workplace advice and resources, empowering you with the knowledge and tools to propel your business towards excellence.

ACFA supports employers and their apprentices with one-on-one flexible onsite training and personalised guidance to achieve their trade certification.

Our mandate

  1. SUPPORT our members with advice and guidance
  2. PROTECT the interest of our members
  3. PROMOTE our members and our industry

Your voice

In the community and at all levels of government advocating for the interests of the industry in relation to licensing, regulations, insurance and upholding Australian standards.

ACFA are members of

  • Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)
  • Australian Woodworking Industry Supplier Association (AWISA)
  • NSW Furniture Design & Manufacturing STAC (Forestworks)
  • Australian Standards Review Committee Member
  • Members of Associations Forum
  • Employer ShareHolder First Super
  • Members of Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Members of Forestworks (Industry Skills Council)
  • Innovation & Business Skills Australia (IBSA)
  • Members of AFRDI
  • Members of Australasian Society of Association Executives
  • Program of Wood Naturally Better
  • Member Business Australia
  • Skills Insight
  • Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA)

Meet the ACFA Team

ACFA are proud of the team who everyday strive to serve our industry by providing industry leading training and workplace advice with our personalised service.

Community Services

ACFA has been an industry specific association since 1948.

The main purpose of the organisation is to provide services to the Australian community.

ACFA was established and is operated for the wellbeing and benefit of the members and the general Australian community.

ACFA promotes, provides and carries out activities, facilities or projects for the benefit or welfare of the community or any members who have a particular need by reason of youth, age, infirmity or disablement, or social or economic circumstances.

ACFA has an overall community service purpose, and it is altruistic in nature.

Our Industry Partners