Who We Are

Established in 1997, NILWA represents independent liquor wholesalers across Australia.

Our MEMBERS

Our liquor wholesale members are family owned and operated businesses.  Their family tradition and strong community ties ensure they range high-quality products and offer adaptable and personalised service and care.

With an extensive knowledge and understanding of the on-premise market, our members have over 28 experienced on road sales staff to assist more than 4,000 customers. They help with purchase and range decisions, back bar and fridge space, drink lists, drinks of the month, wines poured by the glass and more.

MARTIN O’MARA

Executive Chairman

With more than 26 years’ experience in the wholesale liquor industry, Martin joined NILWA in 2000 and has been instrumental in the development of the Association’s vision, goals and objectives with the Board. Martin accepted a position as CEO of Novocastrian Wholesale Liquor in June 2016 and with his intimate knowledge and experience of NILWA, he was elected as Executive Chairman on the NILWA Board.  

Martin is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Justice of the Peace in NSW, and holds a Bachelor of Business from Newcastle University.


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