The Association's members are Boarding Schools not only in Australia but in many other parts of the world, as well as people who are interested in school boarding houses. ABSA provides a valuable source of information and support to all boarding staff.

There are two types of membership:

  • School Membership, where each member of the Boarding Staff at the School automatically become a member when the school joins.
  • Associate Membership which is available to those individuals not working in a boarding school. This is especially useful also for those who have retired from working in boarding but still want to keep up to date.

Membership fees for schools are dependent on the number of boarders at the school.

To apply for your school to join ABSA please complete the School application form.

To apply for an Associate Membership please complete the Associate application form.

The Members' Section of the website can be accessed by logging in - if you have forgotten your access email and password please email the ABSA Head Office for details at

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