Australian Car Wash Association e.NEWS
Press Release






Furthering our work to advance the professional car wash industry, International Carwash Association and the Australian Carwash Association have announced a new partnership.
ACWA's biennial convention is rebranding as Car Wash Show Australia, joining International Carwash Association’s existing trade shows The Car Wash Show® (U.S.) and Car Wash Show Europe™.
Members of both organizations will receive preferred pricing and access to all ICA programs and subscriptions to ICA’s CAR WASH Magazine™.
ACWA and ICA have also committed to supporting the exchange of information between markets through networking events, educational content and regular meetings of their leadership teams.
“We are incredibly excited about this new partnership, and the potential it holds for supporting the growth of the global car wash industry,” said ICA Chief Executive Officer Eric Wulf. “Developing mutually beneficial partnerships with allied associations is a key component of our strategy, and this agreement will build upon the success we’ve achieved with the Automotive Oil Change Association, BOVAG (the Dutch car wash association) and Western Carwash Association.”
For the ACWA, the partnership presents unique opportunities to grow from increased access to the global car wash industry.
“This will allow us to tap into the energy of the rapidly growing global car wash industry,” said ACWA President Craig Campbell. “We have had continued growth and success with our Australian expo for a couple of decades now, and this partnership will allow us to take it to the next level, adding global attendance, experience, and educational content whilst maintaining a local Aussie flavour.”
The first partnered event in Australia will be held 30 October 2018 through 1 November 2018 in Melbourne, as ACWA moves its event to being held in even-numbered years in order to compliment Car Wash Show Europe’s biennial schedule in odd-numbered years.

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ACWA MEMBERS receive special discounted Partner Member Registration - to access your discount contact Fiona at ACWA to receive the ACWA Promo Code to use. Click here to view the ICA new registration fee structure

ACWA Members BOOK your Carwash Show Las Vegas travel with Rheom Travel. Contact National ACWA Supplier Cath Stone to arrange all your flight, accommodation and transfer details.
ACCC Payment Surcharge WARNING
ADVICE / REMINDER that effective September 1 st 2017 the ACCC has imposed a ban on excessive payment surcharges. For the car wash industry this most specifically relates to credit card surcharges.

In brief, owners must only apply actual cost surcharges to any transactions, which can include merchant service fees, terminal rental fees and any other transaction fees which can be accurately calculated. It is vital to understand that past practices of blanket charges of say 50c or $1, unless that is less than the actual calculated fee, are no longer allowable and the ACCC can potentially impose fines.

The complete details are available on the ACCC website CLICK HERE