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  • 02 October 2019 9:16 AM | Olena Lima (Administrator)

    Thank you to Ron De Haan for representing the Student Accommodation Association on the “Achievements in the Education Sector in 2019” panel, at the Study NSW International Education Forum program held in Sydney on Tuesday 24 September 2019.

    Ron was able to update the NSW International Education sector on the development of the National Property Accreditation Scheme (NPAS) and provide an overview of the SAA’s short, yet significant journey, since establishment.

    For more information on the National Property Accreditation Scheme (NPAS) please contact SAA HQ by phone 08 7088 4856 or email

  • 18 September 2019 10:03 AM | Olena Lima (Administrator)
    On Friday the 13th of September, the Student Accommodation Association held a successful Industry Lunch event for it's South Australian members, which saw more than 35 of it's members attend.

    We had the absolute pleasure of hearing from key note speakers Denise von Wald and Lisa Kemp who delivered an informative presentation on the Wellbeing of Adelaide Youth initiative (WAY), as well as Peter Klar, who spoke on the Government of South Australia's International Education Strategy - 2030. 

    We would like to thank our keynote speakers for their time and presentations and offer special thanks to Jorge Contreras for being the MC of the event.

    We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended and we look forward to seeing you at the next SAA event. 

  • 18 September 2019 10:01 AM | Olena Lima (Administrator)

    SAA held its first industry get together at Isles Lane in Brisbane on Wednesday 24 July 2019.

    The event was sponsored by Superloop and provided members and potential new members with the opportunity to discuss recent developments with respect to the Queensland Governments push for the implementation of a foreign land tax surcharge.

    Speakers included Chris Mountford, Queensland Executive Director of Property Council of Australia and Tim Weston, Chief Executive Officer, Student One.

    SAA’s next industry event will be held in Adelaide on Friday 13 September 2019. Event sponsorship enquiries should be directed to

    Proudly sponsored by:

  • 31 July 2019 10:20 AM | Olena Lima (Administrator)

    Tickets are now on sale for our QLD Networking Event! Join us on the 24th of July and see our guest speakers:

    ·       Chris Mountford, Queensland Executive Director of Property Council of Australia

    ·       Tim Weston, Chief Executive Officer, Student One

    ·        A representative from Tenants Queensland

    Includes cheese and canapés served with a selection of wine, beer and soft drinks. As places are limited tickets should be purchased in advance.

    Click hereto purchase tickets now or contact for more information.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Proudly sponsored by:

  • 03 April 2019 10:49 AM | Olena Lima (Administrator)

    The Student Accommodation Association is pleased to inform Queensland based members that SAA has been recognised by the Residential Tenancies Authority of Queensland as the informed body representing the interests of the student accommodation sector in that state.

    As such SAA has been included in the first stakeholder forum of 2019 to be convened by RTA of 2019, on Thursday 21 March.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact SAA should you require more information or wish to suggest an item for the agenda.

  • 14 March 2019 1:51 PM | Olena Lima (Administrator)

    On behalf of the Student Accommodation Association membership, the SAA Executive Committee congratulate Rebecca Bendall on her new role with Monash University. 

    As Rebecca was previously Urbanest's nominated representative and is currently in transition between one executive membership to another, Rebecca will be required to stand down from her position of Present of SAA, but will continue to remain actively involved in the Association's mission and objectives. 

    Geoff Denison, Vice President of SAA, will take on the role of Acting President until Rebecca has settled into her new employment. 

  • 01 March 2019 2:03 PM | Olena Lima (Administrator)

    The Student Accommodation Association is pleased to announce that it has formalised its partnership agreement with Study NSW.

    The agreement confirms Study NSW’s support for SAA and the association’s mission and strategic objectives.

    The Student Accommodation Association, and its members, are now represented on the Study NSW accommodation page as, quality accommodation for the exclusive use of students in NSW.

    Please refer to the following link

    This representation will remain in place until the National Property Accreditation Scheme (NPAS) is launched.

  • 25 February 2019 2:02 PM | Olena Lima (Administrator)

    SAA met with representatives from Tenants Queensland in Brisbane on Thursday 21 February 2019 at TQ’s invitation.

    Tenants Queensland is a community legal centre which delivers the Queensland Statewide Tenant Advice and Referral Service (QSTARS), providing free advice to tenants in private, social housing, caravan parks and rooming accommodation. This includes students in private student accommodation providers, of which many providers are members of SAA.

    It was agreed that a forum is set up for Tenants Queensland to meet with SAA member operators to discuss concerns on both sides and help establish operator contacts to assist Tenants Queensland to be able to work through issues more efficiently in the future.

  • 01 January 2019 2:35 PM | Olena Lima (Administrator)

    On Monday 10 December 2018, Ms Rebecca Bendall, Committee Member, SAA, addressed a group of Western Australian based student accommodation stakeholders, a forum that was organised and hosted by Study Perth. 

    The session included a presentation outlining the mission, strategic objectives and recent achievements of the Student Accommodation Association and a brief introduction into the National Property Accreditation Scheme (NPAS). 

    We look forward to welcoming our first Western Australian based member shortly! 

  • 01 January 2019 1:57 PM | Olena Lima (Administrator)

    South Australia:

    On 22 November 2018, SAA hosted an industry Lunch at the Hilton Adelaide including keynote address by The Hon David Ridgway MLC, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Government of South Australia. 

    This included discussions relating to the every-changing accommodatino needs of students and the market implications of the additional supply of new purpose built student accommodation in the Adelaide CBD in the coming years.


    On 5 December 2018 SAA delivered an introduction to the National Property Accreditation Scheme (NPAS) to a gathering of student accommodation stakeholders and SAA members.

    The industry lunch included a presentation by Mr. George Fatseas from nettletontribe architects who provided an insight into the design trends for modern purpose built student accommodation projects.