AIRAH’s advocacy work centres around three main themes:
  • Transition to a net-zero future
  • Professionalism and safety
  • Resilience.
We also advocate for greater recognition of HVAC&R – building services, and the role that AIRAH’s members play in this industry.

Advocacy focus points

See all advocacy activity and submissions

Open public consultations

AIRAH liaises with government and industry to stay abreast of consultations related to the HVAC&R and building services industry. Those open for public feedback are listed below. 

Australian government – Low Emissions Technology Statement 2022
(Closes February 6, 2022)

NSW government – Increase to BASIX Standards
(Closes February 28, 2022)

Do you know of other consultations that may interest AIRAH and our members? Please let us know at [email protected]

Recent activity and submissions
AIRAH feedback on NSW Design and Building Practitioners Amendment (Recognition of Professional Bodies of Engineers)
(December 2021)
Seeking clarification regarding Refrigeration Engineers conducting work in NSW under the DBP Act
(October 2021)
AIRAH NCC 2022 Public Comment Draft response
(October 2021)
COVID and Ventilation Roundtable letter to Minister Hunt
(September 2021)
 AIRAH feedback on Design & Place SEPP
(September 2021)
Victorian Energy Upgrades Refrigerated Display Cabinets – AIRAH submission
(August 2021)
AIRAH input on Victoria’s Gas Substitution Roadmap
(August 2021)
AIRAH calls on NSW government to add HVAC&R to authorised workers list
(July 2021)
AIRAH response to proposed ban on small AC with high GWP
(July 2021)
Victorian Energy Upgrades Heat Pump Water Heating – AIRAH submission
(July 2021)
AIRAH proposal to limit import and manufacture of equipment using R404A
(July 2021)
NSW Draft Design and Building Practitioners Amendment (Fees) Regulation 2021
(May 2021)
Case for Change to review the Certificate III Refrigeration and Air Conditioning qualification
(May 2021)
ABCB discussion paper on Building Manuals
(May 2021)
High Current Test Site Closure 
(April 2021)
Proposed local demand response requirements for selected appliances, including air conditioners – South Australia 
(April 2021)
Victorian Energy Upgrades – New Activities Consultation 
(February 2021)
Regulatory Impact Statement – Open flued gas space heaters 
(February 2021)
Automatic Mutual Recognition 
(February 2021)
Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2020 – Stakeholder Feedback
(January 2021)
Advice on selecting a fire safety practitioner
(December 2020)
Important update for fire safety practitioners in NSW
(December 2020)
Consultation paper – Registration of building engineers in Western Australia
(December 2020)
Letter to State and Territory Building Ministers – No time to delay building confidence and energy efficiency
(November 2020)
Victorian Professional Engineers Registration Act 2019 – First round of consultation
(October 2020)
WA Cooling Towers and Warm Water Systems 
(September 2020)
National Registration Framework for Building Practitioners 
(August 2020)
AIRAH submission to the DELWP consultation on CPD for Builders and Plumbers
(August 2020)
AIRAH submission to the Macklin Review – consultation on Skills for Victoria’s Growing Economy
(July 2020)
AIRAH submission on Technology Investment Roadmap
(June 2020)
AIRAH support for NSW Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019
(June 2020)
AIRAH submission for ESV Discussion Paper on the Remaking of the Electricity Safety (Registration and Licensing) Regulations
(April 2020)
AIRAH recommendation to classify HVAC&R as essential services in government’s coronavirus response
(March 2020)
AIRAH response to the Open flued gas space heaters discussion paper addendum
(January 2020)

Previous work
AIRAH Policy and Advocacy Strategic Themes 
AIRAH Policy and Advocacy Positions 2017–2020 
Refrigerants Transition 
Press releases

Have your say

Is there a topic you believe AIRAH should be advocating on? Contact us at [email protected]