ASIAL history and mission

Mission statement

ASIAL is dedicated to supporting its members, promoting standards and safeguarding public interests.


We are the leading security association where membership is a mark of distinction and is valued by the members, public and government.


Established in 1969, the Australian Security Industry Association Ltd (ASIAL) is Australia's peak national security industry body, representing approximately 85 per cent of the security industry in Australia.

As the largest security industry Association representing the security industry in Australia, ASIAL represents approximately 3,000 members, including small, medium and large corporate members who provide security services across a broad range of activities and services.

From small, medium and large sized operations through to major users of security ASIAL represents all sectors of the security industry, including:

  • Electronics - access control, alarms, CCTV, Integrated systems and video Intercoms.
  • Manpower –aviation/maritime security, cash in transit, critical infrastructure protection, crowd control and event security, mobile patrols, retail/loss prevention and general guarding.
  • Physical – barriers, bollards, doors, gates, locks, safes and record protection.
  • Other – training and risk management.

ASIAL plays a key role in driving Australian Standards, developing Codes of Conduct and raising the level of professionalism within the industry. As the voice of the industry, ASIAL performs a key role in representing the interests of the industry at a Federal and State/Territory government level.

As a member driven organisation ASIAL provides advice and support through a broad range of member benefits and services.

ASIAL is also a federally registered employer organisation and a Cabling Registrar under the Australian Communication and Media Authority’s Cabling Provider Rules.

Tribute to Devon Minchin

In June 2014 ASIAL’s founding President, Devon Minchin passed away. During his 95 years Devon lived a remarkable life. His son William Minchin has penned the following tribute.

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