Our Story

Since its foundation over 100 years ago, Master Painters Australia has functioned as an independent representative for firms and individuals conducting business in the painting, decorating and signwriting trades. We are a non-profit employer association managed by a group of elected directors.

The MPA has two principal objectives assisting the interests of its members in a business sense and ensuring that the professional standards of the industry are upheld. In achieving these, the MPA makes a valuable contribution to its members and in particular the industry as a whole. We are the single most authoritive organization in its field, enabling us to negotiate and co-ordinate a wide variety of business, educational and informational services for our members.

The annual membership fee covers an impressive range of benefits and services. Members of the Master Painters Australia can build security and growth into their businesses with the support of a professional organization that knows the industry. Some of the essential services that MPA offers our members are:

  • Access to Costing Guides, Current Wage Rates and Charge Out Rates both Domesticand Commercial Free MPA Diary
  • Copy of Surface Coatings Industry Standard
  • Painters Guarantees
  • Policy Documents
  • Employment contracts
  • Full range of Painters Merchandise including quotes books and variation books
  • Use of MPA Logo
  • Discounts on vehicles purchased from Volkswagen and Hyundai
  • Technical Advice
  • Debt Collection, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Service
  • E-news , products, techniques, legislation updates etc.
  • Business Documents such as letterheads, business cards etc.
  • Consumer and Contractor Inspection Service Free Monarch Brush pack valued at $60.00 for new members and $50 voucher for MPA Courses
  • Free referral service for consumers