The Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) is a representative industry association with a progressive and innovative approach. It was formed in 1969 as a non-profit organisation to promote the economic use of asphalt and bitumen bound products based on sound technical and commercial grounds. Throughout its history, AAPA has maintained as its major objective the dissemination of technical knowledge aimed at continual improvement in asphalt and bitumen bound technology.


  • The Association's activities fit into five broad categories:
  • Enhanced industry performance
  • Product positioning
  • Research and technology
  • Education and training
  • Health, safety and environment

AAPA members include:

  • Manufacturers of asphalt and other bitumen bound products
  • State Road Authorities
  • Local Government
  • Paving consultants
  • Material suppliers
  • Plant and machinery manufacturers
  • Paving and sealing contractors and
  • Individuals interested in asphalt technology.

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Website - http://www.aapa.asn.au/




Updated Pavement Workips

Pavement Work Tips

The Pavement Work Tips, jointly produced by the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) and the Austroads Asphalt Research Reference Group, are bow available on the Austroads online publications website.

These brief publications provide easy-to-digest information on various construction aspects and should be of assistance to all practitioners. There are currently more than 50 Pavement Work Tips.

A PDF index of the publications can be downloaded here.

New Chief Executive for AAPA

New Chief Executive for AAPA

AAPA Chairman Tony Aloisio has announced the appointment of Mr Michael Caltabiano as Chief Executive of AAPA, commencing 28 January 2014. He advised that Mr Caltabiano brings to the role of Chief Executive extensive experience in the bituminous surfacing industry, and has had many years of direct contact and involvement with AAPA, and is well known to the Members.

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