About the Australian Shareholders' Association

The Australian Shareholders Association (ASA) is the representative body for independent, free-thinking investors. People who want to progress their investment knowledge free from industry hoopla. Investors who want to have a voice in the boardroom. 

Our advocacy promotes the interests of retail shareholders. The ASA is the strong, collective voice of retail investors. Boards listen when the ASA speaks. 

ASA members make informed financial decisions. They grow and hone their financial knowledge and investment skills - at their own pace. They benefit from the sharing of ideas and knowledge with like-minded people.

The ASA educates investors. The ASA stands up for shareholder rights.


We are Australia’s largest, independent not-for-profit shareholder association.

The ASA started in 1960 with a handful of visionary and determined investors wanting to protect and further small shareholder and other investor interests. For over 50 years we’ve positively influenced Australian board and company outcomes and provided members a pathway to financial literacy, helping them become smarter investors.

The ASA doesn't come under a department of any state or federal government. We're not a government agency and receive no government funding. We're an independent not-for-profit association funded by our members and sponsorship. 

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The ASA is dedicated to improving the standard of corporate governance and directorship in Australia. We press for improvements in transparency, disclosure and director accountability. To do that, we liaise extensively with government, regulators, lawmakers and industry and accounting bodies.

Member education

When you join the ASA you join a community - a lively community of experienced investors and smart shareholders.

Member meeting groups are held across Australia including many in regional areas. Meetings are energetic and dynamic. Members build their investment experience and skills at their own pace with access to our independent research, governance information, member meetings and our extremely cost-effective education programs and tutorials.

Our members quickly discover new and beneficial pathways towards financial independence and wisdom.

Industry groups and committees

The ASA represents member interests on the following industry groups and committees:

  • ATO Personal Tax Advisory Group
  • ASIC Consumer Advisory Panel
  • ASIC Corporations & Market Advisory Committee
  • Financial Reporting Council
  • ASX Corporate Governance Council
  • Securities Registrars Association of Australia