There are more than 120,000 students living in Colleges, Halls and Residences across the Asia-Pacific which are either owned or affiliated with Universities or privately run. A large professional student accommodation workforce exists to support these students.

APSAA is the peak industry body for all providers of post-secondary student accommodation in the Asia Pacific region, along with their staff and individual professionals within the industry. Our large and diverse membership includes universities, private residential colleges, commercial providers, and individuals.  

Our Vision

APSAA is the peak industry body for accommodation which is provided for the exclusive use of students in the Asia-Pacific region. Setting industry guidelines, APSAA also advocates on relevant issues to government and key stakeholders on behalf of the industry.  We do this through our annual conference, networking and education events held throughout the year, our training institute and collaborative partnerships.  We publish a quarterly student accommodation journal for all members and industry professionals, a monthly newsletter, and we regularly update members via social media campaigns.  We provide a range of resources for our members to access, and are sought out by the media to provide statements to the press on behalf of the industry.

Our Mission Statement

Leadership, Learning, Leverage. 

The core purpose of APSAA is to:

  • support and facilitate quality standards of service delivery in student accommodation
  • advocate for the sustainable economic and pedagogical benefits of student accommodation
  • be the leading professional organisation providing our members access to information and resources
  • be a leading association providing professional development to our members

Click here to view a snapshot of what APSAA has to offer.

APSAA was formerly known as AACUHO - the Australasian Association of College and University Housing Officers.  The name of the association was changed by Special Resolution at a Special General Meeting, held on 15 December 2017 and was registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission with effect from this date.