All members of our Strata Manager Chapter are ‘PROFESSIONAL STRATA MANAGERS’.

SCA (NSW) strives to ensure that all strata manager members are able to deliver

services to the public that are of the highest professional and ethical standard.

About Us


The Peak Industry Body for Strata & Community Title Management


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Strata Community Association NSW “SCA(NSW)” is the peak professional association for strata managers in NSW.

SCA (NSW) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to representing the interest of 3,500 members and enhancing the strata management profession through strong advocacy with key stakeholders and Government in areas of significance in the strata sector.

We act as the voice of the strata profession,  actively driving strata reform issues through our policy submissions and our open dialogue with Government. Our vision is to be the leaders of our industry, dedicated to strengthening the benefits of strata now and for the future.

Membership of SCA (NSW) is open to Strata Managers and Suppliers to the sector.

A subscription service is also available to those owning a strata or community lot and members of the Owners Corporation Executive Committee.

SCA (NSW) is a affiliate member of Strata Community Association (SCA), the national body for Strata and Community sector.


On 1 July 1961 the first strata title legislation was introduced into NSW. Over those past 50 years strata in Australia has emerged as a strong industry which has as its very heart the needs and concerns of consumers.

The initial strata legislation from its very humble 1961 beginnings has done us proud and has even been exported to Singapore and Dubai as a model from which those countries can administer their own schemes.

On 5 November 1980 a group of strata managers got together and formed the first association representing strata managers which became the Institute of Strata Title Management (ISTM). For many years the organisation provided social and networking events and eventually gained accreditation as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) enabling it to offer it’s own strata-related training courses including the Certificate of Registration course and CPD.

Today we have an industry that has grown to the point that change was necessarily on the horizon and on 1 July 2013 ISTM rebranded as Strata Community Australia (NSW) and in 2018 as Strata Community Association (NSW) and has become part of an organisation whose aim is to have a bigger presence and a bigger say in strata and community title industry at both a state and national level.

New Book Chronicles the 40-Year History of Strata in NSW

In 2017, a lunch between industry stalwarts John Coleman and Phil Duggan resulted in a plan to record the history of Strata Community Association (NSW) and the idea for a book started to take shape.

That book is almost a reality and will be published in time to mark the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Institute of Strata Title Management (ISTM), rebranded in 2011 to SCA (NSW). Written by John Coleman and titled ‘From the Ground Up: the story of strata title in New South Wales’, it is an in-depth history of both the organisation and the broader history of strata in New South Wales.