PICA - Petroleum Industry Contractors Association


Petroleum Industry Contractors Association (PICA) began when a group of Victorian contractors based within the petrol installation and maintenance sector got together and decided that they should form an association tailored to their particular needs. These formal needs were to ensure a level of safety and code of practice be agreed upon in order that members, contractors, operators, other governing bodies and the public would all have public knowledge on a required level of safety for maintenance and operations. After this informal discussion they contacted other contractors and an inaugural meeting was held on Tuesday 22nd April 1986.

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From that original meeting in Melbourne the association spread and PICA Victoria/Tasmania, PICA New South Wales, PICA Queensland, PICA South Australia and PICA Western Australia were formed. Members consisted of contractors, equipment supplier/contractors, manufacturers and oil companies.

By 1997 the 18 original members had grown to over 200 across Australia and an informal national body, PICA - Australia Ltd was incorporated.


The purpose of the original Petroleum Industry Contractors Association was to:

Code of Ethics

Modern Times

In 2008 it was decided to amalgamate the state associations into one national body to make the operation of PICA more efficient and coherent. In 2010 the individual states began to wind-up the incorporated associations and sign on to PICA-A. By mid-2011, Qld, NSW, SA and Vic/Tas had transferred their members to the national association.

At this time the Board of Directors decided that re-branding was required and established Australian Petroleum Industry Contractors and Suppliers Association Ltd (APICSA). All PICA Australia members have now been transferred to APICSA and the old company will be deregistered.

Contact Us

PO Box 3036

Arthur J. Gallagher Suite, Lvl 4 Sth
2-12 Macquarie St

Phone: 1300 160 270
Fax: 02 8078 0629
Email: secretary@apicsa.com.au

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