What we do?

Formed in 1991, The Australian Resident Accommodation Manager’s Association (ARAMA) is the peak body for the Management Rights Industry. Our Mission: To serve the corporate and industry needs of members in order that ARAMA can properly represent the interests of all stakeholders and the resident accommodation industry as a whole. 

We are proud to represent more than 2500 Resident Managers across the country. We have active branches in most parts of Australia including the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay, Whitsundays/Mackay, Townsville Cairns and Port Douglas, Sydney as well as Central and Northern New South Wales & Victoria. We are currently working to establish ARAMA as national organisation, and we are building a presence in other Australian states and territories.

Our members manage buildings for holiday letting, others manage permanent rental buildings and some have buildings that have a mixture of holiday and permanent letting.

We are committed to providing benefits for our members including industry representation on issues that directly impact the viability of member businesses, networking opportunities with other ARAMA members, access to publications and materials such as the printed newsletter, stationery, and access to our library and other useful resources via the “Members Only” section of the ARAMA website.


Take a look at a brief history of ARAMA's acheivements over the years:

ARAMA represents the people in the management rights industry. Our key aims are as follows:

Promote the concept of owner operated Management Rights as the most effective method of serving the interests of unit owners, bodies corporate, tourists and tenants.

Provide the necessary lobbying, submissions and representation required for all legislation covering multi-unit living particularly the protection of Management Rights.

Promote the tourist industry generally and specifically the letting of units within buildings on behalf of owners.

Keep members informed of industry developments and activities.

Represent members on relevant tourism and other professional bodies.

Maintain a Code of Ethics for members to enhance standards of operation and behaviour within the industry.

Provide a source of regular bulletins, publications and media releases concerning industry issues.

Improve the professional and education standards within the industry through effective training and licensing requirements.