ADIA is the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. Our vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and wellbeing of all Australians...................... — ADIA Strategic Plan

ADIA Governance & Leadership — Governance manual


The ADIA Governance Manual was developed to provide clarity and transparency on matters associated with the governance framework for the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA). It is designed to assist volunteer leadership and professional staff make their decisions more transparent and accountable, which will increase the members’ trust in and appreciation of their work. It can be downloaded from the link below:

ADIA Governance Manual — Version 2.02

By codifying ADIA’s decision making framework, the ADIA Board has built the capacity to grow the Association in a managed fashion that will ensure that will ensure the creation of stronger organisation. It's eight chapters cover most aspects of the Association's operations:

ADIA Governance manual content

Chapter 1: Constitution
Chapter 2: Governance framework (Conflict of interest and privacy policy)
Chapter 3: Board of directors (Duties, composition, elections, meeting conduct)
Chapter 4: State branch operations (Composition, activities, responsibilities and financial arrangements)
Chapter 5: National committee operations (Composition and formation)
Chapter 6: Administration and staffing (Delegation, travel policy, publications and media policy)
Chapter 7: Finance and audit (Responsibilities, delegations, auditors and funds management)
Chapter 8: Membership (Grades, applications, approval processes and fees)
Chapter 9: External representation (Appointment, obligations and travel reimbursement)
Chapter 10: Member honours and awards (Life membership, meritorious service and industry awards)

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The manual is not a how-to guide nor does it provide a framework for the day-to-day administration of the association, the latter falling within the purview of professional staff. That said, the document does provide guidance on decision making at various levels within ADIA at both a state and national level.

Further Information —

Keep up to date with the issues associated with ADIA's governance arrangements be sure to follow ADIA on Facebook at www.facebook.com.au/dental.industry and subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental. If you have any questions please send an email to national.office@adia.org.au or telephone on 1300 943 094.


This information is available for your use under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence, with the exception of the ADIA logo, other images and where otherwise stated.

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