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ABSIA is a Non-Profit Association created to be the collective voice of the Australian Business Software Industry.  

ABSIA was formed to represent the business software industry at the highest level.   ABSIA has an important part in transforming how the Government and the software vendors relate, communicate and collaborate by playing the primary contact point role for interaction between the parties.

ABSIA aims to serve all stakeholders that form the totality of Australian Business Software Industry, including and not limited to the business software developers, consulting and software service providers, the large corporations, SMEs and individual consumers, as well as other industry associations and Government of all levels.


As the premier industry association, ABSIA supports and represents all the stakeholders in the software community, advocating a thriving software industry in providing leadership to the Australian digital economy.

...The voice of Australian Business Software


ABSIA facilitates the software industry to assist the Government in providing services to the Australian businesses and communities by representing all stakeholders in the software community in key conversations with Government agencies. ABSIA is the mechanism enhancing the flow of information to and from Government departments regarding current and future government services, enabling better design and delivery collaboration to enhance compatibility and allowing more workable solutions for the software industry.

The ABSIA conferences aim to inform and educate upcoming industry trends and government directions.  Face-to-face encounter allows discussion of issues directly between the ABSIA members and the decision-makers in the government agencies, and also presents opportunity to network and socialise with other industry stakeholders.

o   Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide the ABSIA members (and non-members if permitted) a safe forum to express concerns, identify collective experiences and challenges, explore new and creative solutions, and determine how the software industry can influence the direction and policy of the government. 

o   ABSIA Forums also encourages online communities of ABSIA members (and non-members if permitted) to discuss topics of common interest for information, decision or action recommendations.

o   ABSIA Online Webinars allows sharing of the most up-to-date information on topics of interest. 

o   Face-to-face or virtual stakeholder meetings are convened as pre-scheduled or as required to address specific topics.

o   Regular eNewsletters and email communications will summarise, highlight and keep the members informed of upcoming events.

ABSIA identifies and communicates trends and concerns in a timely manner enabling members to be better prepared for future business possibilities. 

Want to know more? For the ABSIA Constitution please see