About Us

Galvanizers Association of Australia (GAA) comprises many of the leading galvanizing companies throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. GAA is an industry Association established in 1963 to represent galvanizing companies and to provide technical consulting services on a not-for-profit basis.

The Association's objectives are to provide the highest standards in design and quality of galvanized products and to assist consumers achieve the economics inherent in the correct design and application of galvanized products.

Consulting Services

We provide free technical publications on this site and practical assistance on all aspects of design, application, process, bolting, welding, and painting of galvanized steel. If you have an enquiry, please click here and fill out your details.

If your project is in design, underway, or has been completed and you have concerns relating to the hot dip galvanizing, we are available to assist. In most cases we can resolve the issue for no charge.

If you need a written report, site investigation or physical assessment of compliance to various standards and codes, the GAA have qualified and experienced staff able to assist. The cost will vary based on the level of investigation required and nature of the project. If the inspection or advice required is outside of our expertise or capability, we can usually recommend experienced consultants who can supply a full service. Click here and fill out your details for further information.


The GAA operates several classes of membership. Free access to many of our technical documents is available simply by registering at the login page and no membership fees apply. Attendance at the GAA Annual Conference is only available to Members.

Full Membership of the GAA is open only to Australian and New Zealand batch hot dip galvanizers who supply galvanized coatings conforming to AS/NZS 4680 and AS/NZS 1214 and provides the highest level of technical and market support for members. Sustaining Membership, exclusively available to zinc suppliers, is by approval of the Board and provides support equivalent to that provided to hot dip galvanizers.

Associate Membership is open to local and international suppliers and galvanizers outside of Australia and New Zealand, upon approval by the GAA Board.

Corporate Membership provides additional benefits above that offered to Associate Members and is for those requiring additional support or marketing tools on a more personal level. Details are available on request.

For details of the benefits and costs of membership, please email your details to gaa@gaa.com.au for further information.

Site Overview

This site is designed to assist designers, specifiers, materials engineers, consultants, and fabricators to protect and improve their steel products. Important aspects of the galvanizing process and the properties and applications of galvanized coatings are covered. Sections detail the design and specification of galvanized steel, fabrication methods including bolting and welding, and the painting of galvanized steel.

Great effort has been made to make this site accurate and up to date, but responsibility is not accepted for any loss, damage or other consequence resulting from its use.

Our Design Manual, After Fabrication Hot Dip Galvanizing: A Practical Reference is available online here. Individual guides from the Design Manual are available for free download to registered subscribers from the Technical Publications tab of this website.


Mr Andre Meneghello - Meneghello Industrial Group - Galvanizing, Blast & Paint, Rubber Lining, Fabrication Services, Bolt Making


Mr PeterĀ Golding - Chief Executive Officer

Dr David Harrison - Market and Specification Engineer

Ms Ann Sheehan - Corrosion & Sustainability Officer

Ms Sally McElhenny - Office Manager

Ms Kim Hesse - Communications Officer