The Shopping Centre Council of Australia (SCCA) is the national industry group for major shopping centre owners, managers and developers.

The SCCA’s mission is:

1. To achieve a policy environment which increases investment certainty;

2. encourage industry best practice; and

3. promote the social and economic contribution of the sector.

The SCCA represents its members on all public policy and regulatory matters relevant to retail property nationally and in all states and territories. This includes issues such as retail tenancy regulation; competition policy; trading hours; land valuation; taxation; planning, development and sustainability; security; infrastructure; and utilities. We have 25 members, including all the major shopping centre owners and the two major independent shopping centre managers. The SCCA has also established industry standards such the Sales Reporting Guidelines and the Casual Mall Licensing Code which is authorised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

By representing our members we are also representing the interests of around 9 million Australians who are saving for, or living out, their retirement by investments in retail property through their superannuation funds, life insurance, shareholdings or in managed funds, real estate investment trusts and syndicates.

Our members own or co-own approximately 510 shopping centres in Australia and these centres contain approximately 13 million square metres of lettable floorspace. This represents around 68 per cent of the total lettable floorspace of Australian shopping centres. Our ‘reach’ throughout the industry is even more extensive, however, through the management agreements of our shopping centre manager members. Our members also provide a platform for thousands of small and medium businesses including retail and non-retail tenants.