About the Stockbrokers And Financial Advisers Association

Who Are We?


The Stockbrokers And Financial Advisers Association (SAFAA), formerly known as the Stockbrokers Association of Australia (SAA) and the Securities and Derivatives Industry Association (SDIA), is the peak industry body representing institutional and retail stockbroking firms and investment banks in Australia. The Association strives to promote the high standards, skills and knowledge of securities & derivatives professionals.

Since forming in 1999 we have been hard at work to deliver on our mandate and actively engage our members, regulators and other market participants to further strengthen the stockbroking profession.

Our Principal Members are institutional and retail stockbrokers and investment banks of all sizes across the entire breadth of the industry. We also represent individual practitioners.

We have a detailed understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing our industry on both a local and global front. The diversity our membership is reflected in the make up of our board, as well as those professionals who contribute to our network of committees and advisory panels.

Our Mandate


  • Effectively represent the stockbroking industry on policy and issues with Government and regulatory agencies and customer-supplier - relationship issues with exchanges, clearing houses and other suppliers
  • Provide professional recognition for industry practitioners
  • Promote the stockbroking profession
  • Provide professional education and training
  • Facilitate to discuss and resolve industry-wide issues
  • Ensuring members are better informed on issues likely to affect their business
  • Collecting and publishing statistics on the industry

Stockbrokers Association Structure


  • The Stockbrokers And Financial Advisers Association of Australia has a set of standing committees that support the board in prescribed areas.
  • We have also established a network of committees and advisory panels where the industry’s best talents discuss and resolve issues important to the Stockbrokers And Financial Advisers Association members