The Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA)

Formed in 2002 to unite web industry professionals across Australia, AWIA's purpose is to keep members up to date with news, events, resources and best practice, and to build trust and understanding of the Australian web industry.

AWIA has become one of the largest dedicated web industry associations of its kind in Australia. Our monthly networking meetings regularly attract 40-60 individuals from varying cross-sections of the web industry, our occasional speaking events have attracted 150-200 attendees each, and our online communities (Facebook, Twitter, Slack, LinkedIn and Meetups) have over 7,000 active participants and a total of over 40,000 posts.

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Check out the latest news, put the next event in your diary - and don't forget to submit your own. If you haven't received an AWIA Slack invitation email (and you are a member) let us know.

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Do you have a product or service you'd like to expose to Australia's largest online community of web professionals? Be an AWIA sponsor. Simply email us to discuss your sponsorship ideas, and the opportunities we can provide.

Not a member yet?

Join now, or come along to one of our Port80 meetups where members can tell you about the benefits of joining AWIA. Port80 meetings are held in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, with associated events in Brisbane and Hobart.

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Upcoming Web Industry Events
Mumbrella Digital School @ Mumbrella House
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm

Screenshot 2018-02-05 13.22.32 Master digital marketing’s key components

Mumbrella Digital School will bring you up-to-speed with digital marketing 101 through a short but intensive six-week course. It offers participants the opportunity to learn directly from experts with substantial professional experience during the evening course, as well as featuring a self-paced online study component.

Mumbrella Digital School is run in partnership with Digital Chameleon. Over the past five years it has given hundreds of media and marketing professionals a significant skills boost.


Beating the Blockers: The Brighter Side of Digital Display and Programmatic


How to Attract and Nurture More Customers with Content Marketing


Social Advertising Essentials: What You Need to Know Now


Demystifying Big Data


The Significantly Changing Face of Search


Mobile Marketing: Connecting with Your Unwired Audience

Introduction to Google Analytics @ The IVC (International Visualisation Centre)
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

In this comprehensive workshop, you’ll learn how to get great insight into who is visiting your website, how long for, what pages they are viewing, how they find it and what exactly to do with this information to keep people coming back to your site.

You’ll uncover helpful insights, expert data and plenty of information that you didn’t even know you needed to improve results.

With a focus on clear guidance, practical advice and actionable steps, you’ll come away from this training with renewed and up to date information and knowledge.

Stop guessing and start knowing!

This course will cover:

  • admin tab: your account, property and view
  • reporting tab: your audience, acquisition (including direct, mobile, organic, socially driven and other) and behaviour
  • how people find your website, how long they stay on it and where they leave
  • real time analytics
  • setting up simple goal conversions
  • a basic introduction to using segments
  • adding annotations
  • creating an effective and usable reporting template

Course objectives:

  • to develop understanding of the reporting capabilities of Google Analytics
  • to develop confidence to navigate Google Analytics and access basic reports
  • to create an effective monthly website performance report

This course is for:

  • savvy business owners and managers
  • agency, in house or independent marketers responsible for driving traffic to and/or activity on websites
  • bloggers
  • freelancers and consultants
  • web developers who want to an understanding of what Google Analytics can do
  • anyone who wants to improve their use of Google Analytics

What’s included:

  • light refreshments
  • modern computer training room
  • individual computers (PC) and the necessary internet access and software
  • full set of training resources
  • high quality training


  • a business or personal website or blog with Google Analytics installed
  • a minimum of one month’s complete data collected

How to install Google Analytics

To install Google Analytics on your website, follow the steps outlined here.

Installation will vary depending on your website set up. The most important thing to remember is that it must be installed on ALL pages of your website.

Need help installing Google Analytics?

If you need help installing Google Analytics, or want a check that yours is installed correctly, please contact us here.

Each session is restricted to limited participants (generally five to twenty attendees), so you have the opportunity to fully benefit from the trainer’s knowledge and advice.

About your Google Analytics trainer:

Erica Stacey – from Scout Digital Marketing.

Erica is a Google Analytics, Google AdWords and Mobile Sites certified professional, so you’re in qualified hands.

She has also recently completed an intensive training bootcamp with the Institute of Code and has an extensive wealth of online proficiencies.

Erica has had over a decade of experience – working for agencies and a wide range of clients – in digital and social media marketing strategy, website development, search engine optimisation (SEO) and marketing (SEM), content marketing, inbound marketing, online advertising and so much more.

A professional in the field of design, branding and marketing, she is a trusted name in the Adelaide community to help an array of businesses sort out and achieve their marketing objectives.

Friday Night Startup
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Silicon Beach Perth meets every two weeks with amazing people.


Evening schedule:

5pm – general chat

530pm – facilitated discussion kick-off

630pm – end of facilitated discussion, general chat resumes

730pm – close

Location wise, once you head inside 45 St Georges Terrace, on your right, beside the lifts, is a hallway: You’ll find us through this door!

Web Directions Design
Apr 3 @ 5:22 am – Apr 4 @ 6:22 am

User Research, CX, UX, UI, Product and Interaction, the world’s leading design experts, only in Melbourne, April 2018.Web Directions Design

Why Design? Great design is no longer a nice to have for successful digital products, services and customer experiences. It’s vitally important. Design brings world leading experts across the design spectrum to share their insights and expertise. If you are involved with the design of digital product or services, you can’t afford to miss this one-of-a-kind Australian event. Only in Melbourne, arguably Australia’s Design capital. Who’s it for? Design is for everyone involved with the design of great products and services. From user research, to product owners and managers, UX, CX, IxD and Product Designers. Design Managers, Art and Creative Directors. Real World Knowledge For well over a decade, Web Directions has been holding conferences for web and digital creators, both for engineering as well design professionals. Each of our conferences features real world, actionable knowledge, from leading practitioners, from around Australia and the world. 200+ Passionate attendees 20 World leading speakers 2 intense days
Fenders – Casual Catchup @ The Dominion League
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A fun casual event! At the casual catchup we come to hang out, talk Front End, the web or anything else! Everyone in web is welcome, lets hang out and get to know the people in our industry!
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Clock off, wind down and get inspired

Join us at the Getty Images & iStock Happy Hour!

A dose of inspiration and good times – Getty Images Happy Hour is back!

Come mingle with our team and other creatives and marketers over drinks and nibbles at this social and insightful event.

We have some exciting plans up our sleeves. You’ll be among the first to hear the 2018 Visual Trends from Getty Images Creative Researcher, Petra O’Halloran. From repicturing what it means to be a man to showcasing reality in unexpected ways, these trends are a great source of visual inspiration for the year ahead. Also, as our thanks for being a loyal customer, get your favourite picture from our site printed on the spot in premium A3 format, and it’s yours to keep.


Find out the defining Visual Trends of 2018 presented by Getty Images Creative Researcher, Petra O’Halloran.

Select, print and take home a photo of your choosing from the Getty Images site*.

Ever played, What do you meme? If not, you’re in for a treat.

Walk away with a copy of our latest Creative in Focus book.

*Excludes all sporting images.


Thursday, 12 April 2018


5:30pm – 8:30pm


The Flour Factory, 16 Queen St, Perth WA 6000

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