Frequently Asked Questions

General

The Australian Shareholders' Association (ASA) was established as a not-for-profit organisation in 1960 to protect and advance the interests of investors. To read more about the ASA please visit our About us page.

No, the ASA receives no government funding. It is a fully independent, member-funded, not-for-profit organisation.

The ASA cannot give specific advice about your shares but can provide information that may assist you. For information about how to find dividends or shares, please read this article. Members seeking information, but not advice, can post questions to our Q&A section - this is a member-only area.

The Q&A is a forum where members post questions to which other members can respond. It's a great place for members to network, share knowledge and help each other.

Please note that the ASA cannot be held responsible for any information posted in this section. The ASA hopes that the forum will be a welcoming, supportive and friendly place for all members, and asks that differences of opinion are treated with respect. The ASA national office will moderate all comments.

Member
Membership

Joining is easy.  You can join online now or call our national office on 1300 368 448 and one of our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

If you would like a complimentary isue of our members monthly magazine, EQUITY, please call 1300 368 448 and we will be pleased to mail you a copy.

We have three ASA membership plans to choose from

  • Green Membership $120
  • Classic Print Membership $140
  • Gold Membership $500

Please explore the options and feel free to contact us on 1300 368 448 should you have any questions. 

We look forward to welcoming you ot hte ASA community soon.

Should you experience problems joining online, please contact us on 1300 368 448 so we can resolve your concerns.

Once you have completed the online application, or joined over the phone by calling 1300 368 448 you will receive confirmation by email. Membership is immediate on payment being received. Your member card and new member pack will arrive by post within a couple of days (Australia Post permmitting). 

If at any time you have questions about your membership, please call us on 1300 368 448.

Your membership is valid for 12 months from the date you join.

A renewal notice will be emailed to you when your subscription is due.

ASA membership is for one person only.  However, your partner is entitled to attend any ASA event at the members rate by attending with you or attending with your membership card.

On the login screen, click the "Forgot your password" option, enter your email address and submit the form. An email will be sent to you with a one-time link enabling you to login and change your password.  For security reasons this link expires after 24 hours and can only be used once.

Payment Information

Payments can be made by:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • BPAY
  • Cheque

If you have any questions regarding payment method please call 1300 368 448.

ASA values it members and any information we collect about you is held with the utmost care and security. We use the latest encryption technology to ensure that all transactional information is protected to the highest standards.

Please see our Privacy Policy for further details.

Migrating the data from our old system to the new system was quite a big job. Renewal dates were transferred but not the value of the transaction. We apologise if this causes members any inconvenience. All will be correct on your next member renewal.

Events

ASA meetings are held in the following metropolitan and regional areas:

NSW Sydney
  Sydney - East
  Sydney - North
  Illawarra
  Newcastle
  Orange
  Port Macquarie
  Taree
  Wagga Wagga
   
VIC Melbourne
  Melbourne - Monash
  Ballarat
  Bendigo
   
  Kingston
  Mornington
   
WA Perth
  Perth - North of the River
  Perth - South of the river
  Busselton
   
QLD Brisbane
  Gold Coast
  Sunshine Coast
  Toowoomba
   
ACT Macquarie
  Weston
   
SA Adelaide

 

Yes.  The card identifies you as a member and meeting convenors scan all members cards to ensure their membership is current. Please be sure to bring your membership card to all meetings and events.

Yes.  Non-members can attend our meetings for a nominal charge of $15 and non-member rates are available for all investor education seminars.

Go to your Member portal and click on Personal Details.  Click on address. You'll find you can select your regions here. To select more than one region, please hold down your keyboard's control key and then click the regions you'd like to hear from.  Holding down the shift key allows you to select contiguous regions.

Company Monitoring

Bringing across the ASA archive from the old ASA system to the new was an important job but also a very big job. Unfortunately we weren't able to retain the monitor author attribution. We apologise to our valued monitor member volunteers and confirm that the attribution will be retained in the new system.

The ASA receives this data from Morningstar. The Final Results date is the day the financial statement are published in the Annual Report. We included this date as an aid to our monitors. Subject to feedback from members, in the next revision, we may change this to the date the preliminary results are published in the form of the Appendix 4E statements. If you have an opinion on this please let us know by email.

We try to ensure that delisted companies are unpublished from our site but occasionally one slips through. Please email us the company name and stock ticker. We'll unpublish the listing, and thanks for letting us know. Delisted companies the ASA has monitored are retained as part of our archive.

We retain suspended companies on our Companies List but try to un-publish Delisted companies.  Occasionally we make an error. If you believe a company should be displayed in our list that isn't, please let us know by emailing us with the name of the company, its stock ticker and why you think it should be included on the Companies List.

This happens when the company is either newly listed, about to float or suspended. The date will display correctly when the company issues its first Notice of Meeting for it's first AGM. 
Its a little shortcoming in the way our new system displays data received from Morningstar and will be corrected in a subsequent revision of the software.

We upgraded our systems in 2014 and imported our AGM archive into the new system. Reports older than mid 2014 retain the original format.