We represent, promote, educate and support the electrical and communications industry

We represent, promote, educate and support the electrical and communications industry

For member services

Who We Are

The voice of the electrical and communications industry.

NECA - the National Electrical and Communications Association, is the peak industry body representing the interests of the electrical and communications contracting industry across Australia. We have over 6,000 member organisations.

NECA is run by contractors, for contractors, and represents members in all states and territories of Australia. All our board members – at the national and state and territory level, are electrical contractors. And each board has a good mix of small, medium and large enterprises represented. As a result, we understand what our members are looking for in our member services and technical support. 

We cater to all types of industry members, from operators working out of their vans to multinational conglomerates and our members work across every facet of the industry including Accredited Service Providers, Data & Communications, Security, Fire, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning, Solar and Smart Wiring.

Our Core Services

Apprentice Training & Support (via our GTOs)

Legal advice, assistance and representation

Technical Support including NECA MKB

Training & Development (via our RTOs)

Work, Health and Safety

Workplace Relations

We own and operate our own law firm, Construction Trade & Industry Lawyers and our own clothing and Personal Protective Equipment distribution business, NECA Industrial Workwear and Safety.  These wholly owned businesses operate across Australia in all areas of the construction industry, with the proceeds of their operations being directed back into the Association.

Our Origins

Our Origins

NECA was established over 100 years ago.  A lot has changed since its inception and today we have one of the broadest ranges of member services provided by any Industry Association. Image: circa 1954 Association members

Our Key Values

Our Key Values

Our 4 key values - Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Loyalty - define the way we interact with our members, communicate with each other and our decision-making. 

Together, we're shaping the future of our industry.

Why Join NECA

Electrical contractors count on NECA to deliver the support, advice and resources that help them make better business decisions, provide excellent customer services, and take advantage of innovative technology.