About Us


"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand."  President Wilson, 1913

We support organisations, to create smart communities. 

The Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA) empowers liveable, sustainable, workable smart communities, with citizens, local businesses and stakeholders at the core of our activities.

Having started as a collaborative coalition of local government, Regional Development Associations (RDAs) and Regional Organisations of Councils (ROCs),  we have established ourselves as the peak industry association in Australia for the rapidly developing digital, sharing and interconnected communities.

Through our members ASCA now represents more than 150 local government authorities which collectively represent 12.6 million Australians.

We recognise that different communities are at different stages of their 'smart' journey.  ASCA provides advice, information, resources and policy advocacy to support those at all stages of their smart journey.

ASCA Past President Michael Whereat, Welcoming the Dutch Smart City Mission to Australia- 2016

ASCA Past President Michael Whereat, Welcoming the Dutch Smart City Mission to Australia- 2016

Our Values




What we do 


We ensure our members are up to date on the latest information with our weekly e-news and members only communications. 


Our influence of the private and public sector provides a voice for our members and the community. We advocate smart community priorities to all three levels of government.


Our educational seminars ensure ASCA members are up to date on the latest technology, research, innovations and approaches in the implementation of smart communities. This is vital to support their efforts. 


ASCA builds local, state, federal and global relationships among leaders and followers, facilitating knowledge sharing via events, meetings and publications.