About ASBA

ASBA Limited is the peak body representing eight member associations (Chapters) of over 1,400 Bursars, Business Managers and Business Administrators employed in independent schools throughout Australasia. It provides unique professional development opportunities and collegial networks locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

The History of the Association of School Business Administrators

The Bursars' associations of six Australian states – Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania – were represented at a meeting in August 1977 in New South Wales to set up the Australian Council of Bursars Association (ACBA).

ACBA's first Annual General Meeting in Melbourne in May 1978, discussions included agreed aims and objectives of the new association, capital funding anomalies between states and a paper entitled "The Responsibilities of a School Bursar and suggested Code of Ethics".

A year later the ACBA launched its first newsletter and in 1985 it ran a professional development course for members at the NSW College of Advanced Education which had opened that year.

In 1993 ACBA's name was changed to the Association of School Bursars and Administrators and ASBA became a company limited by guarantee in 1999 before changing its name to the Association of School Business Administrators Limited in 2007.

Our Vision

To be known as the leading professional organisation for school business administrators promoting and driving improvement and business excellence in Australasian schools.

Our Mission

ASBA supports Chapters to promote business excellence by:

  • Offering and promoting high quality professional development opportunities
  • Enabling collegiate networks locally, regionally, nationally and internationally by facilitating an interactive website for member engagement
  • Being the leader in governance championing integrity, accountability, diversity and innovation
  • Recognising and celebrating outstanding contributions of Chapters and their Members
  • Actively supporting other educational bodies with advocacy as required to support the education sector

To download a copy of our Strategic Plan 2018-2021 click here.