Membership

Member Benefits

As a member of SPAAL you have access to a number of benefits and special offers which will help move your business forward. Below you can find more detail on each of the benefits.

10% discount on insurance and other financial services

SPAAL has partnered with AUSURE to provide a range of exclusive services for members.

Ausure has been providing insurance services to the Australian Security Industry for many years and we are now proud to be associated with the Security Providers Association of Australia Limited (SPAAL).

Ausure is one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in NSW and is a privately held organisation of motivated, creative insurance experts who collectively have expertise in almost every area of business and personal insurance.

Consisting of 140 offices across NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC, SA & WA our team of 355 Authorised Representatives collectively cater for all areas of general insurance offered by over 60 insurers and we now service in excess of 97,000 clients nationally.

Such an association means the following benefits for SPAAL members:

  • 10% discount
  • Financial services
  • Vendor finance
  • General insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Accounting services
  • Local presence

For more information and to obtain a quotation, please contact;

Jarrod O’Brien
Tel: 1300 633 530
Mob: 0410 603 441
Email: Jarrod.OBrien@ausure.com.au

www.ausuremacarthur.com.au

Legal services

SPAAL provides expert legal services for members through law firms in NSW, QLD and VIC.

Members receive free advice over the phone on all business related legal matters, including industrial relations, a fee for service applies for work undertaken.

In the first instance, members should contact SPAAL for assistance and referral to law firms.


New South Wales

Rankin Ellison
Michael Callanan, Director
Phone: 02 8297 5900
www.rankinellison.com.au

Victoria

Holding Redlich
Charles Power, Partner
Phone: 03 9321 9942

Howard Rapke, Partner
Phone: 03 9321 9752

New South Wales

Holding Redlich
Micheal Selinger, Partner
Phone: 02 8083 0340


Queensland

Holding Redlich
Toby Boys, Partner
Phone: 07 3135 0649
www.holdingredlich.com


SPAAL Shop

SPAAL supply a wide range of security products, all of which can be found on our online store. If you are looking for a specific product or product category you can use our search function in the store, or alternatively browse our categories.

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Members Area

The Members Area has a wide range of industry information, business forms and templates to assist you in your business.

Member Events

As part of our commitment to provide up to date industry information and ongoing education to our members, we hold regular member meetings/seminars in both metropolitan and regional centres.

These meetings provide an ideal forum to develop relationships with SPAAL board members/staff and the chance to network with other security providers.

Upcoming member events

Security E News updates

SPAAL provides regular updates through Security E-News, with the latest security industry news and business information services for members.

Alarm monitoring centre certification scheme

The Security Providers Association of Australia (SPAAL) offers an alarm monitoring centre certification scheme to comply with the requirements of AS2201.2.

The certification inspection will be carried out by an independent inspector appointed by SPAAL..

Certification of the Monitoring Centre is predicated upon the applicant having obtained a copy of AS2201.2 (2004) and determined their grading requirements associated with the Standard. Grade A is the highest building services and construction standard, Grade C is the lowest. Grade 1 is the highest operation, equipment and staff performance standard, Grade 3 is the lowest. The grading of a Monitoring Centre is a combination of both attributes of building services and performance.

A copy of AS2201.2 can be purchased from Standards Australia www.standards.com.au

SPAAL Certified Alarm Monitoring Centres

JD Security, NSW – A1

Woolworths, NSW – C1

SPAAL is not responsible for companies that change their operation following certification.

For more information, download an application form or contact SPAAL on 1300 369 433.

We recently had our monitoring centre re-certified through SPAAL. This was the first time I had personally been involved in this procedure and I found SPAAL to be very professional, explaining the entire procedure and streamlining the process. I would definitely recommend SPAAL to other monitoring businesses to conduct their certifications.

Geoff Hall, IMC Manager, Woolworths Incident Management Centre

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Discounted motor vehicle purchase and service

As a member of Automotive Holdings Group(AHG), the largest vehicle dealer group in Australia, AHG Corporate Fleet delivers more to customers across the entire spectrum of fleet services.

McGrath Fleet is committed to providing the most cost effective tailor made fleet services for your company. Their vast experience ensures the best choice of fleet vehicle options from leading brands including:

  • Holden
  • Mitsubishi
  • Mazda
  • Volkswagen
  • Subaru
  • Nissan
  • Toyota
  • Suzuki
  • KIA

More vehicles..More choice!

AHG Fleet offers multiple, leading brand choice. As an AHG member we can offer an even wider choice of 9 leading brands in NSW including 4WD,commercial vehicles and people movers.

Service and Support – across the city, state and country.

AHG Corporate Fleet has serviced sites across multiple locations including a metro service in Sydney. Our vast resources ensure efficient spare parts backup and comprehensive back up support to minimise downtime.

We are pleased to present SPAAL members the following offers:

  • all members will receive “McGrath Loyalty Pricing”
  • after purchasing a vehicle they will be enrolled in “McGrath Loyalty Program”
  • each person receives a rewards pack, which includes
    • a security key ring,
    • membership card for Rewards One program,
    • 100’s of ways to get discounts on travel, entertainment, shopping, leisure, health & lifestyle,
    • Discount Vouchers,
    • Access to online rewards and
    • 2 x referral cards
  • a SPAAL pack that includes $500 worth of accessories, such as window tint or floor mats or portable satellite navigation
  • Discounted Service Rates
  • Service vouchers

To be eligible for McGrath Loyalty Pricing, you must:

  • be a financial member of Security Providers Association of Australia Limited (SPAAL)
  • present the “McGrath Loyalty Pricing” certificate when you purchase your vehicle
  • make an appointment to see one of the McGrath Fleet Team
  • Show the certificate before negotiating a deal
McGrath Loyalty Pricing brochure

Australian Security Magazine discount subscription offer

As a member of SPAAL you get 50% off your subscription to the Australian Security Magazine, and a 10% discount on advertising!

If you are partnering with the Australian Security Magazine for any events, as a SPAAL member you get a 15% discount on any event advertising.

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Security Solutions Magazine discount subscription offer

Security Solutions Magazine is Australasia’s leading security resource for business, government and the security industry.

SPAAL members receive a special subscription rate.

If you are a busy security professional struggling to find the time to keep up with all the developments in Australia’s rapidly growing security industry, then it is time to relax, as we have done all the hard work for you.

Security Solutions Magazine is Australasia’s leading security resource for business, government and the security industry. Through Security Solutions Magazine, readers enjoy regular access to information from the region’s leading experts on such vital issues as terrorism, operational security matters, technological developments, risk management and IT security, as well as the latest news on events and industry trends from Australia and abroad.

Here are just three reasons why you need to subscribe to Security Solutions Magazine:

  • As a busy security professional, you can ensure that you are kept abreast of all the latest trends and developments in the security industry through one, easy-to-read resource delivered directly to your desk.
  • Become a part of a network of like-minded security professionals and receive invitations to upcoming industry events relating to all aspects of the security industry.

Receive access to up-to-the-minute, informative and insightful editorial written by the region’s leading professionals across a wide array of areas including physical security, electronic security, national and IT security.

Security Solutions subscription

Code of Practice

The Code of Practice is the instrument by which SPAAL as an approved security industry association for the purposes of security legislation and other attendant legislation, will assist their members to deliver security services to a level of professionalism, which is acceptable to the community.

The Code of Practice provides a guide to Security Industry employers to carry on their activities in a manner which:

  • Promotes consumer and community confidence
  • Ensures the safety of the community and employees
  • Guarantees ethical and professional conduct
  • Complies with applicable Federal, State and Territory legislation and regulation.

The Code of Practice aims to provide a platform from which all employers can strive to attain the highest possible standards of best practice.

The Code of Practice provides guidance to all licence holder members as defined in State and Territory security legislation, but, particularly to Security Firm/Master licence holders who are bound, in addition to the provisions of the legislation, by the Code in their own right and as employers, for the activities of individual class licence holders in their employ.

Download SPAAL Code of PracticeDownload SPAAL QLD Code of Practice

Queensland Security Firm Licence Compliance Audits

Queensland security firms are required to undertake a compliance audit every 3 years by their approved security industry association. A new business will be required to undertake an audit by SPAAL within the first 12 months of operation.

Security firms who have completed an audit with another association will not be required to undertake audit for 3 years and will need to provide a copy of the compliance certification with thier membership application.

SPAAL has appointed Revolution Advisors Chartered Accountants to conduct the audit.

Continuing Professional Development

Victorian Private Security Business Licence holders must complete a CPD program in order to maintain their membership and licence.

SPAAL’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program is designed to ensure members attain and maintain increased skills and knowledge for consistent professionalism within the security industry.

To find out more about our CPD program and how you can acquire points, visit our Continuing Professional Development page.

Complaints and dispute resolution policy

As part of our commitment to the ongoing improvement of the security industry , the Security Providers Association has a strict Complaint and Dispute Resolution Policy.

Where the Security Providers Association of Australia Limited (SPAAL) receives a written complaint either from a Member or from the public in relation to the conduct of a Member or an officer of the Association, that complaint shall be dealt with in accordance with the Association’s Complaint and Dispute Resolution Policy and Procedures.

In the event that a Member wishes to make a written notification of a dispute with another Member (in its capacity as Member) an officer of the Association or the Association itself, that dispute shall be dealt with in accordance with the Association’s Complaint and Dispute Resolution Policy and Procedures.

The Complaints Management policy of SPAAL is to ensure proper response to complaints laid in the manner set out in this Procedure and treat each complainant with respect and undertake the investigation of the complaint in a timely manner and provide natural justice. Each complaint will be dealt with on its merits and proceeded with as set out in this Procedure.

Not every complaint received will be able to be dealt with by SPAAL due to a variety of reasons. When necessary, the advice of SPAAL Legal Officer will be obtained to determine the correct and legal response to a complaint which requires such advice.

This Procedure is subject to constant review and assessment of its practical, reasonable and efficient methodologies and practices to assist in mediating wherever possible, a reasonable solution between complainant and member concerned.

SPAAL models its Complaint Policy and Procedures on Complaints Standard SA 3806.

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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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Our History

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.

Board of Directors

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.

Affiliations

SPAAL’s membership is a diverse range of national security companies and professionals, and as such we have continuous engagement with Federal and State Governments, the Australasian Council of Security Professionals, Standards Australia and the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC).

Our affiliations to these organisations ensure 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.