SAA membership is open to student accommodation operators as well as organisations and individuals involved in supporting students with
The Student Accommodation Association Incorporated (SAA) is the representative body for quality Student Accommodation* providers in Australia. SAA represents the interests of our members and has a profile of being a reputable body of engaged industry participants within the commercial, government and education sectors. We serve to inform policy and planning, pertaining to the definition, assessment and development of student accommodation. We seek to create value to consumer and operators in the sector, and aim to facilitate a considered voice for all participants.
You can apply for membership either online or via PDF form.Download PDF application form
Each membership is categorised by key attributes to identify their contribution to the sector and their entitlements within the Association. These attributes are:
Members must operate a minimum of 50 beds, and may operate across multiple attributes, however the most dominant attributes may, as determined by the SAA Applications Committee, prevail as the primary category for this applicant.
Sector Categories (Step 1)
Category 1 - Purpose Built Student Accommodation
Accommodation and facilities specifically designed and utilised for the exclusive use of students. Operated by experienced Student Accommodation providers who demonstrate a commitment to residential community engagement.
Category 2 – University Managed / Education Provider
a) An educational institution that operates Student Accommodation for the exclusive use of students; or
b) An educational institution that facilitates and monitors access to Student Accommodation.
Category 3 - Residential Colleges
Accommodation and facilities for the exclusive use of students demonstrating priorities around quality pastoral programs, academic support, sporting, cultural and leadership development opportunities.
Category 4 - Managed Student Housing Portfolios or Hostels
a) Residential student housing portfolio of 50 beds or more, operated by experienced Student Accommodation providers specialising in quality shared rental properties for the exclusive use of students; or
b) Student Hostels - Accommodation and facilities specifically designed or adapted for the exclusive use of students. Operated by experienced Student Accommodation providers specialising in providing low cost accommodation for short to mid-term periods.
Regions (Step 2)
The five (5) regions defined for representation with the Association are:South Australian & North Territory;
New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory;
Victoria and Tasmania;
Membership Tiers will automatically be determined by the number of regions selected:Tier 1 – your organisation operates one or more Student Accommodation facilities in one (1) region.
Tier 2 – operates one or more Student Accommodation facilities in two (2) or more regions.
Membership Classes (Step 3)
EXECUTIVEBeing those Members entitled to vote at Meetings and fulfil a SAA Member Category as determined by the Executive Committee.
An entity or educational institution that advises or supports student with accommodation related matters as part of its standard daily procedure.Apply now
An individual over the age of 18 years who holds a relevant interest in Student Accommodation.
Additional representative associated to an Executive or Non-Executive membershipApply now