Welcome to AALARA
Australian Amusement Leisure and Recreation Association
Since 1994, the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association Inc (AALARA), has connected industry business owners, operators and professionals within the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation industry. The Association educates and trains its members to achieve standards of excellence and professionalism in business ethics, operations and practices.
The association's aim is also to promote and safeguard the interests of its members whilst being a relevant source of information on industry trends and statistics in the business of fun. AALARA, being the peak national body for the amusement, leisure and recreation industry in Australia provides a united Industry voice within government and community. Learn more
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The amusement industry is deeply saddened by the events that took place at the Royal Adelaide Show on 12 September 2014, which saw a young girl lose her life. The whole amusement industry sends its sincere condolences to her family and friends.
This tragic incident is a rarity in an industry that prides itself on having the highest levels of safety. All amusement rides are required to achieve annual registration with a state regulator. Operators work closely with consulting engineers and are regularly subject to field audits conducted by inspectors against a national audit tool.
AALARA President Phil Durkin said today
“The incident at the Royal Adelaide Show was a tragic one that has left the whole amusement industry feeling numb. “
“There are high standards and safeguards in our industry to ensure the many thousands of people who enjoy themselves at our facilities and rides do so in a safe and secure environment. These high standards and safeguards form part of every operator’s standard operating procedures.
Mike Anderson, well-known throughout the amusement and theme park industry as part of the Interlink team, passed away at the end of August.
Anderson began his career in the industry somewhat by default after he was asked to build a monorail for the UK park Flamingoland in North Yorkshire in 1983. In that same year he founded ride manufacturer Mimafab Ltd. and subsequently went on to work for Interlink in 1986/87.Read more