Australian Hotels Association

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Type of entity

Industry association

Authorized form of name

Australian Hotels Association

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Other form(s) of name

  • United Licensed Victuallers Association

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Description area

Dates of existence

1839 -


The Australian Hotels Association was founded in 1839 with branches established in each state and territory: Tasmanian branch in 1839, Victorian branch in 1843, South Australian branch in 1871, New South Wales branch in 1873, Queensland branch in 1885, Western Australian branch in 1897, Northern Territory in 1979 and an Australian Capital Territory branch of the AHA in 1994. The New South Wales Branch traces its origins back to 1873 with the formation of the Licensed Victuallers' Association of New South Wales. A second association, the City and Provincial Victuallers' Association was formed in May 1880, but wound up in May 1882. A third association, the Amalgamated Licensed Victuallers' Association was formed in 1885. In 1889 the United Licensed Victuallers Association (ULVA) of New South Wales was formed to consolidate the interests of hotelkeepers. In 1959 the ULVA became known as the NSW Branch of the Australian Hotels Association. In 1960, AHA (NSW) obtained registration as an industrial union of employers and in 1961 established its own trading company.


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Representation for members involved in: accommodation; food and beverage services

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AHA Publications Proprietary Limited (1933 -)

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Entered from deposit description on 7 August 2012




A history of the Australian Hotels Association in New South Wales: 1873-1988 (Sydney : Australian Hotels Association, 1988)
Australian Hotels Association website, (accessed on 7 August 2012)
Australian Hotels Association NSW website, (accessed on 7 August 2012)

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