Celebrating 40 years
of the MLAA

20-22 October 2022 – Gold Coast


The John Andrew Apprentice of the Year Competition (JAAOTY) recognises the next generation of high achievers in the locksmithing industry in Australia and New Zealand. It also acknowledges the support provided to the Apprentice by their mentor; to win this award, an Apprentice needs a very good mentor.

Long-time sponsors and industry supporters of this award are LSC, Silca and ABUS, with the winner of the competition, and their mentor, to receive a fully funded trip to Europe to visit the Silca factory in Italy and the ABUS factory in Germany, both world-class manufacturing facilities. This is without doubt the best prize in locksmithing anywhere in the world.

Best Van Awards

Best Shop Award

The Future of Locksmithing Award