Become a member of SEMMA today to take advantage of member-only deals:

  • Membership-only deals
  • Promote your business via the SEMMA website and at our networking events
  • Influence Government policy
  • Turn competitors into allies through shared experience, capabilities and capacity.

SEMMA is an independent, regional and focused manufacturing advocate. We stay abreast of all business-related matters that are of interest to manufacturers.

From knowing the latest initiatives regarding innovation, cost minimisation, government policy, potential business opportunities, and education to name a few, SEMMA is the ‘go-to’ place for current and relevant information for the manufacturing industry.

We share our knowledge and opportunities with members for their benefit and have a particular focus on Communication and the following:

Advocacy | Networking | Government Partnerships | Research | Education & Training | Exclusive Member Deals

By lobbying the Government, promoting members’ capability and potential, and negotiating better deals on behalf of its members, SEMMA plays a critical role in ensuring manufacturing in Melbourne’s South East remains vibrant and sustainable in the 21st Century.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

SEMMA offers four distinct categories of membership, available to manufacturers and essential non-manufacturing suppliers to the industry.


Available to manufacturers only.

We accept members from all manufacturing industry sectors ranging from agriculture, automotive, building and construction, chemical, defence, electronics, food, health, IT, machinery and equipment, marine, medical, mining, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, plastics, textiles and transportation.

All general members receive the same benefits, however the fees payable for your annual subscription will depend on the Annual Sales Turnover of your business. Membership renewal reminders are automatically generated and sent to you at the end of your subscription term. To continue to take advantage of the benefits of your SEMMA membership, your account must be paid on time.

General Member Subscription Fees for 2023/2024:
C1-1 < $5 Million turnover – $560
C1-2 $5 Million – $10 Million – $1,000
C1-3 > $10 Million – $2,050

This is for Members who provide services that directly support the business administration side of manufacturing operations.

These range from professional services, banking and finance, telecommunications companies and the like.

To ensure the manufacturers get the most out of their membership, only a limited number of associate memberships are available.

SEMMA also endeavours to ensure the services offered by associate members are varied to avoid over-representation by any one profession/supplier type.

Fees payable for your annual subscription will depend on the Annual Sales Turnover of your business. Membership renewal reminders are automatically generated and sent to you at the end of your subscription term. To continue to take advantage of the benefits of your SEMMA membership, your account must be paid on time.

Associate Member Subscription Fees for 2023/2024:

C2-1 < $5 Million turnover – $880
C2-2 $5 Million – $10 Million – $1,480
C2-3 > $10 Million – $3,100

Available to education bodies who provide essential resources and accreditation vital to the manufacturing industry, including TAFE, Universities and colleges.

Education members are invoiced annually at the same level as a Category 3 Associate Member. Membership renewal reminders are automatically generated and sent to you at the end of your subscription term. To continue to take advantage of the benefits of your SEMMA membership, your account must be paid on time.

Associate Member Subscription Fees for 2023/2024:

C3-1 $3,100.00 pa

Available to Local Government only.

All council members receive the same benefits with a single annual membership fee plus GST.
Membership renewal reminders are automatically generated and sent to you at the end of your subscription term. To continue to take advantage of the benefits of your SEMMA membership, your account must be paid on time.

Local Government Member Subscription Fees for 2023/2024:

C4-1 $5,500 pa

Available to members who offer direct support to manufacturing activities.

C5-1 – < $5 Million turnover – $560 pa

C5-2 – $5 Million to $10 Million – $1,000 pa

C5-3 – > $10 Million – $2,050 pa

Available to manufacturers outside the South East Region of Melbourne.

C6-1 – < $5 Million turnover – $560.00 pa

C6-2 – Regional Council – $1,250.00 pa