About us

The ASA educates investors and stands up for shareholder rights.

We are Australia's largest, independent, not-for-profit individual investor association. We bring this experience, scale and expertise to the table when it comes to looking after the needs of our members.

We’re passionate about keeping the market fair for the everyday, independent investor, and we’ve been doing just that since 1960. So you know your investment journey is backed by an expert organisation you can trust.

And when you join the ASA, you join a community of experienced investors and shareholders. Members are able to further their investment knowledge through the annual conference, monthly meetings and discussion groups (including in regional areas), as well as one-off seminars and workshops.

We protect your rights

We make your vote count

We help you on your investment journey

We connect you to a community of investors

What we do

We protect your rights 

We’re passionate about ensuring you get the best possible information you need for your investments. We regularly review the performance and corporate governance of ASX200 companies and advocate for the equitable treatment of retail shareholders. Our volunteer company monitors actively engage with company directors, attend AGMs and write voting intentions and AGM reports.

We keep companies and their leaders accountable when it comes to performance, executive remuneration, risk management and dividend policies. Through our in-depth research, questions and campaigning, we shine a light on the issues that matter to you. And because we keep track of AGMS and company activities, it’s even easier to stay on top of your investment needs and interests.

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We make your vote count

As a retail investor, it’s important to have a place to ask questions, influence change, and challenge company decisions. The ASA does just that, championing your rights and amplifying your voice on shareholder matters. We vote on more than $5 billion worth of proxies each year and, through the shared voice of members, influence boards and company directors. So our members make their voice, and their vote, count. Share your view, amplify your voice and be heard with the ASA.

We are also the only organisation to engage with regulators, government bodies and ASX listed companies on behalf of you, the retail shareholder.

We help you on your investment journey 

Many successful investors credit their success to ongoing learning and education, so it’s worth factoring it into your investment strategy. But if you’re riding the share market solo, where do you start? 

The good news is that ASA offers members regular learning and education opportunities, so you can hone your financial knowledge and investment skills with information that’s relevant for retail shareholders. Choose from a range of learning formats in line with your needs, including face-to-face and online, with everything from workshops to webinars and expert speakers on offer. And we cater to beginners and the experienced, so you can join in no matter what stage of the journey you’re at.

We connect you to a community of investors

Why go it alone when you can share your investment experience? The ASA has a thriving investment community where members can build relationships, engage new ideas and learn with like-minded investors. And it’s easy to connect through our diverse range of forums and events across online and face-to-face channels.