About the Self Storage Association of Australasia.

With over 800 members and growing the Self Storage Association of Australasia (SSAA) is the peak industry body representing the self storage industry of Australia and New Zealand.

The Self Storage Association of Australasia (SSAA) was founded in 1990 by a small group of facility operators and industry suppliers. It has evolved into a trusted and professional industry advisory body, representing approximately 1450 self storage facilities across Australia and New Zealand.

The Association brings members a diverse range of benefits and services.

Self storage service providers, include, but are not limited to real estate, valuers, specialised construction companies, management service providers, self storage management software providers and access control solutions, Website design and development, legal firms, accountants, property and business finance advisors, insurance companies, packaging and padlock suppliers.

Our History

On May 18, 1990 a handful of enthusiastic Self Storage facility operators gathered in the Swagman Room at the Hotel Lawson, Ultimo, Sydney and held the inaugural meeting of the proposed Australian Self Storage Association.
Early meetings argued about the proposed name for the Association, how the committee should be structured, which laws might apply to the industry and the desire to emulate the US Self Storage Association. The first trade show was held at the same hotel on September 28, 1990. The following day a steering committee was appointed and the 32 foundation members were welcomed.

As the only industry body for the self storage industry in Australia and New Zealand, we help our members improve their businesses through education, advocacy and support.

We are guided by our strong commitment to servicing our members and we support our work through appropriate governance and resourcing.

  • To provide advice on the self storage industry in Australia and New Zealand.
  • To raise awareness of issues facing the self storage industry.
  • To provide an opportunity for connections between our members.
  • To provide business collaboration, alliance and participation opportunities to our members.