About the ASI

The Voice of Australian Steel

The Australian Steel Institute (ASI) is the nation's peak body representing the entire steel supply chain from the manufacturing mills right through to end users in building and construction, heavy engineering and manufacturing. Our Vision: To influence profitable growth for the complete Australian steel value chain. Our Mission: To deliver increased use of Australian steel and improved industry competitiveness in construction and other strategic markets.


Steel is the backbone of Australia’s construction, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors. It is a vital and sustainable source of innovation, employment and capability in our cities and our regional communities.

The Australian Steel Institute (ASI) exists to represent the Australian steel industry, to support its growth in the future, maintaining and creating jobs and income for Australia, supporting Australian steel producers, distributors and manufacturers, fabricators and detailers, builders and constructors and city and regional communities by providing the highest-quality certified steel products for Australians.

The ASI achieves this by ensuring that political and policy decision makers, industry, consumers, allied industries and professions and other key stakeholders continue to recognise the strength, beauty and versality of Australian steel, and the importance of maintaining and growing a strong steel industry sector.

We act as the focal point for the steel industry providing leadership on all major strategic issues impacting the industry, particularly focusing on economic, environmental and social sustainability.

It is in everyone’s interest that Australian steel continues to go from strength to strength.

The ASI is active in key areas of interest to the Australian steel industry:

  • Promoting Australian made steel

  • Influencing the choice of Australian steel as the preferred building and construction material
  • Advocating for full, fair and reasonable trade
  • The prevention of dumping to ensure Australian steel can compete
  • Promoting the importance of quality, compliance and best practice (including standards, safety and logistics)
  • Securing reliable and affordable baseload energy for Australian steel
  • Promoting the steel capability agenda: Diversity, STEM, trades, the next generation and succession
  • Championing innovation and future steel

A member-based organisation, the ASI's activities cover and promote advocacy and support, steel excellence, standards and compliance, training, events and publications.

The ASI works with government, the media and other associations to provide an independent voice for industry representation across vital issues such as promoting the advantages of local content procurement in the nation’s interest, both to the client and to government.

With a mission to assist growing the market for Australian processed or fabricated steel, the ASI is active in a whole range of sectors from buildings and infrastructure projects to sheds and racking systems.

In the design area, the technical support arm of the ASI organises events for technical training at both industry and undergraduate level, case study seminars and awards, and publishes journals (based on latest research).

The technical references provided through the electronic online resources and library are proudly the best in the Southern Hemisphere and with longstanding links to global research and other steel industry associations such as worldsteel, the ASI can offer a truly international solution.

Download Making steel stronger – Securing the future of the Australian steel industry.