Who we are

As the industry has transitioned in the wake of the 2017 passenger vehicle manufacturing closures in Melbourne and South Australia, the Federation of Advanced Products Manufacturers (FAPM) has been adapted to meet the needs of a broader industry sector.

Now housed within the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce as a Special Interest Group, FAPM is dedicated to serving the needs of advanced manufacturers across Australia.

Located in Melbourne, Australia, FAPM aims to provide practical business support and strong policy advocacy for businesses working across the entire global supply chain. This means those involved in designing, researching, engineering, building, assembling or exporting products or services related to advanced manufacturing are eligible to be a part of the new FAPM network.

FAPM is the voice for advanced manufacturers at a state, federal and international level.

The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) is Victoria’s peak automotive industry association, representing the interests of more than 5,000 members in over 20 retail automotive sectors that employ over 50,000 Victorians.

VACC members range from new and used vehicle dealers (passenger, truck, commercial, motorcycles, recreational and farm machinery), repairers (mechanical, electrical, body and repair specialist, i.e. radiators and engines), vehicle servicing (service stations, vehicle washing, rental, windscreens), parts and component wholesale/retail and distribution and aftermarket manufacture (i.e. specialist vehicle, parts or component modification and/or manufacture), and automotive dismantlers and recyclers.

In addition to VACC, its sister organisations – the Motor Trade Associations, represent the automotive industry for their respective states.