Australian Sign and Graphics Association has been the representative body for the sign writing industry in Australia, and as such, plays an active role as a forum for the exchange of ideas, the development of training in the craft, and the dissemination of information and guidance to its many members.
The Printing Industries Association of Australia (Printing Industries) is the advocate and support organisation for businesses in the Print, Packaging and Visual Communication industry in Australia.The Association is an independent, member-based organisation, representing large, medium and small businesses.
The Graphic Arts Merchants Association of Australia is an organisation formed to represent the interests of member companies in their pursuit of providing goods and services to customers in the Graphic Arts and related industries.
The Master Painters Association of Victoria Ltd was established in 1895 by painters, for painters. 110 years on, with branches across Australia, the MPA is the first point of call for painters looking to be recognised as masters of their trade, as well as consumers looking to engage a professional painter.
VISA is a non-profit organisation working in partnership with the Australian sign industry and regional industry associations to provide a cost-effective and professional marketing service for industry and related suppliers and consumers.
The craft of sign making and sign writing has evolved in the last five decades to reflect changes in technology and marketing efforts. A sign writer in the 1950s created store displays, billboards and other materials by applying paint to wood or metal.