About Us

The Security Providers Association of Australia Limited (SPAAL) is a national not-for-profit association and leading Approved Security Industry Association (ASIA), accredited for security licence holder membership under Security Industry legislation.

Our membership is a diverse range of security companies and professionals representing Electronic, Manpower, Training organisations, consultants, and commercial and Government organisations.

SPAAL is a well known and interactive association with a strict code of ethical behaviour and a proven track record in furthering professionalism and integrity in the security industry.

SPAAL Mission Statement

To provide security professionals with a national forum to develop and promulgate best industry practice,ethical behaviour, education and compliance adherence to meet community and government expectations.

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We have been providing friendly, helpful support to our members for over 40 years.

In 1966 a group of NSW senior security managers formed the Institute of Commercial and Industrial Security Executives (ICISE.) to ……… Today the association is known as SPAAL – The Security Providers Association of Australia Limited.

The founders of ICISE represented a wide cross section of government, industrial, commercial and retail organisations, each o them sharing a common, professional career experience, usually commencing with prior employment as a police or armed services personnel.

SPAAL is governed by an 8-strong board of directors who are elected at the Annual General Meeting annually.

Each member of the board has a wealth of knowledge and experience within the security industry ensuring that SPAAL’s members have a strong representation and up to date information of the continuously changing legislation.

To view a short biography of each board member please visit the Board of Directors section.

SPAAL’s membership is a diverse range of national security companies and professionals,

The SPAAL ensures our members stay up to date with the changing security industry and also have a channel to voice their opinions and ideas.

SPAAL is governed by a fundamental set of principles which are set out in the SPAAL Constitution. To view the full constitution please use the download button.