The Master Builders Association of NSW (Master Builders) is the premier association for the building and construction industry across the state. As a not-for-profit organisation, it aims to represent and promote the interests of the building and construction industry.

Master Builders offers representation and services to members and the industry in key areas such as industrial relations, workplace health and safety, legal and contracts, training, and government regulation/legislation.

Additionally, Master Builders strives to form alliances with key organisations to offer direct commercial benefits to its members.

Established in 1873, Master Builders is Australia's oldest employer association. With 8,000 members in NSW and eight regional offices across the state, it is the only industry body that represents all sectors within the building and construction industry.

Master Builders NSW Mission Statement

 "To promote the interests of the building and construction industry and to protect the rights of MBA NSW members"

MBA NSW Constitution

The MBA NSW Constitution is the set of rules by which the Master Builders Association of NSW is governed.  To read the full set of rules in a PDF document, click the PDF link below. For any questions regarding the MBA NSW, please email 

Alterations of MBANSW Rules
Under regulation 126 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Regulations 2009, please find below information (notice) relating to alteration of MBA rules which has been lodged with the Fair Work Commission (FWC). 

Code of Ethics

All MBA members subscribe to the Association's Code of Ethics and Fair Business Practice.

The Master Builders Association of New South Wales is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethics and fair business practices in the building and construction industry. Members subscribe to a comprehensive Code of Ethics, which includes commitments to honest and fair dealings with clients, compliance with legal and industry standards, maintaining high work standards, and promoting an ethical, competitive industry. This document underscores our members' dedication to integrity, responsibility, and the betterment of the industry, ensuring that choosing an MBA member is synonymous with choosing excellence in building and construction.


Master Builders NSW Social Media

WGEA Gender Equality Reporting


Based on the Master Builders Association (MBA) WGEA Reporting Executive Summary and WGEA Reporting Industry Benchmark Report, the average positive outcome shows that females are paid slightly more than their male counterparts during the reporting period, 2022-2023.

The Association’s composition also shows that a disproportionate number of males make up the majority of employees. The large number of male employees stems from the Association’s Group Training Organisation (GTO).

The GTO is a major leader and employer of apprentices in the building and construction industry. The building and construction industry is known as being a heavily male dominated industry and this is reflected in the large number of males in trade apprenticeships.

Master Builders continues to play a vital role in attracting and engaging females in the Building and Construction industry. Currently the MBA employs some 10% females in trade apprenticeships. The uptake in the industry as a whole is approximately around 2%, in the trade classifications.

The GTO is making its mark on the industry and supporting females in a trade apprenticeship.