All about us

03 Mar 2021

NECA - the National Electrical and Communications Association, is the peak industry body representing the interests of the electrical and communications contracting industry across Australia. We have close to 5,000 member organisations.

NECA is run by contractors, for contractors, and represents members in all states and territories of Australia. All our board members – at the national and state and territory level, are electrical contractors. And each board has a good mix of small, medium and large enterprises represented. As a result we understand what our members are looking for in our member services and technical support.

Each chapter of NECA is unique because each market is different. But each state and territory provides our members with a package of core services built around:

  • Industrial relations (IR),
  • Workplace, health & safety (WHS),
  • Technical support  - including TKB,
  • Training & development, and
  • Apprentice training & support (via our GTOs).
  • Legal Advice, Assistance & Representation (via NECA Legal)


Across Australia we employ and train over approaching 5,000 apprentices. Most of the on-the-job training our apprentices receive is gained working for NECA members. But apprentice can also be placed with non-members – particularly if they need experience in a particularly specialist area.

Our flagship events are our Annual Awards where we recognise the best of the best in terms of innovation, technical expertise and breaking new ground. And we represent our industry on the big issues at both State and Territory and Federal Government across Australia. Our Policies evolve as issues develop and we listen to the industry views via our biennial Market Monitor reseach.

Our four key values - Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Loyalty define the way we interact with our members, communicate with each other and our decision-making.

Together, we’re shaping the future of our industry.

If you’d like to know more, please contact us at or visit one of our state or territory Chapters. 




Member Services 
T: 1300 361 099
State Chapters
Oliver Judd
Executive Director - ACT/NSW, QLD, TAS
Larry Moore
Executive Director - SA/NT
Pawel Podolski
Executive Director - VIC
Carl Copeland
Branch Secretary - WA