About the Inventors Association of Australia Victoria – IAA(Vic)
WHO WE ARE
The Inventors Association of Australia (Victoria) – IAA(Vic) is an incorporated, not-for-profit association.
We have operated continuously in Victoria since 1989 by an enthusiastic volunteer committee. Before that Victorian inventors were part of the Inventors Association of Australia Ltd. for approximately three decades so we are well established with our help for inventors and anyone with an idea.
We invent at meetings
We run monthly meetings where we actually develop an invention and take it through to commercialization so members can join in and learn the process.
We have our Inventor-of-the-Year competition, we publish a monthly newsletter and we video each meeting which is available for members on YouTube so they can review important information.
The Inventor Forum for help
We also have a forum on this site for members where new inventors can get help and ask for information from experienced inventors. This is new from July 2017 and will continue to grow with a wealth of updated information.
Country members pay 40% of city member’s annual dues and 25% of city member’s joining fees in recognition of their inability to attend meetings and they can access meetings on YouTube if they cannot make it in person.
Our members are all individuals with an interest in inventing and they consist of prolific inventors, successful business owners, people with a good idea and people who just enjoy the company of other inventors.
A couple of famous Victorian members or past members are: George Lewin – Triton workbench and Frank Bishop – portable digital multimeter, courtyard sensor light. Other Victorian member’s inventions include Aussie Chopsticks, Letterbomb Detection, Squatter and Motus board games, Boom Bandit smart phone crane, Pump Defenda firepump protection, One Minute Christmas Tree, Eco switch power saver, Coolamon shopping stroller, Toybo storage system, Modular bathrooms, and many more.