Membership Benefits

  • Accreditation programs to encourage best practices

  • Development Officers with technical and commercial expertise

  • Consultation on behalf of its members towards State
    and Federal government organisations

  • Industrial Relations consultations through the
    Centre for Tasmanian Industry (CTI)

  •  Information and articles of interest published in NGIT's Tassie eNews newsletter and national trade magazines

  • Grow your business resilience with training: we offer industry specific information, workshops, webinars, forums  and seminars either free or with significant member discount rates

  • National promotional material 

  • Awareness of new technologies and marketing ideas provided through national publications such as
    Nursery Papers

  • Listing in the nationally distributed Nursery Trade Register

  • Regular information email updates and alerts on acccreditation, biosecurity, grants and assistance, legal issues, Fair Work pay awards, water management, Health and Saftey and insurance responsibilities.

  • Free advertising in Tassie eNews 

  • NGIT website and social media - relaying current industry information, links, online subscriptions, downloads, registrations, partner information and members listings

Since the 1960's NGIT has represented its members and kept them informed on matters relating to their industry. The association continues to expand Tasmania's professional network, influencing improvements at Federal and State Government levels and informing members of the impact to their businesses.

Training and education opportunities throughout the years have and will continue to improve the performance and knowledge at individual businesses.

NGIT Offers Members:
NGIT Offers Members Nationally:

  • Regular NGIA technical and business advisory papers

  • Certified Nursery Professional (CNP) program

  • NIASA accreditation for production nurseries

  • AGCAS accreditation for retail nurseries

  • Horticulture Australia Limited (market research reports)

  • Reduced rates on manuals and promotional materials

  • Marketing and retail advice on a national level

  • Updates ex Fairwork Australia

  • Reduced rates for NGIA conferences

  • Reciprical rights to interstate Trade Days

  • Qantas Club Corporate Membership discount

  • Special rates for insurance

A proactive industry - growing your business
  • Professional cooperation will continue with the aim of improving internal business processes and communication with major industry stakeholders and government organisations

  • By utilising the nationally recognised accreditation schemes, discussions and planned audits together with the Development Officer gives recognition throughout Australia as a best practice nursey or retail centre

  • Formal recognition is given to individuals for their knowledge, experience and continual learning through the Certified Nursery Professional Program

  • Promotion and education of home gardeners through the retail garden centres is made possible through the marketing intitiatives provided by NGIT and the national body (NGIA)

  • Accessibility to the relevant Development Officer facilitates business improvements and profit margins

  • Awareness of new technologies and marketing ideas is provided with the free delivery of national publications such as Clippings and Nursery Papers

 To become a member of the Nursery and Garden Industry Tasmania please follow the link below.


NGIT - Fees & Payment Schedule

NGIA Representative:

Karen Brock

Brocklands Pty Ltd



Life Members


Bill Allen

Noelene Allan

Henry Van der Staay (Senior)

Tony Van der Staay

Rose Van der Staay

Committee Members


Mark Van der Staay

Westland Nurseries

Vice President

Joe Kerin

Granton Plants


Karen Brock

Brocklands Pty Ltd


Lauren Chandler

Chandlers Nursery


David Drysdale

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Postal Address:

PO Box 3009

Rosny Park

Tas 7018

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