About Self Storage Australia2019-11-25T16:25:26+00:00

Our Story

We are helping people find space in changing their lives.

We first opened our roller doors in 1986 in Alice Springs, the heart of Australia.

1n the 1980s there were not many self storage centres in Australia and many people did not know what it was. Having faced the roller coaster cash flow of our construction business, we decided to look for a stable source of additional income that Liz could run. The newly emerging self storage industry was a niche market that solved both Liz’s personal needs (her husband Colin was a minimalist) and as a business was exactly what she was looking for.

During the 1989 Australian pilots dispute Liz, through a variety of small planes, attended the Self Storage Association of Australia inaugural meeting in Sydney to gain information and ended up being appointed to the Founding committee of the new Association. She developed a passion for the industry that continues.

During her term as President of the Self Storage Association of Australasia (name change to also include New Zealand and other Asian countries in the future), and with the help of dedicated people, Liz helped to form the Qld, SA and WA committees. The code of ethics and industry policy and procedure standards were also developed during Liz’s time on the board.

Times have certainly changed in the self storage industry.
“In the early days, it was one-size garage units and keyed locks. Nowadays, it’s a lot more sophisticated. We have over 30 different sizes of storage units, climate control, digital access, packaging stores, truck and trailer rentals, insurance, social media, state-of-the-art cloud-based technology and cutting-edge security.” Said Liz

Meanwhile, the business Self Storage Australia has grown from Alice Springs to Adelaide and we first opened a new storage centre and Australia’s largest packaging store in Holden Hill. We incorporated many innovative ideas which have since won our company several international awards.

Self Storage Australia has also developed a centre in Elizabeth South which will have more storage units as well as a great showroom added this year. In Edinburgh North the focus is on providing a massive undercover storage area for boats, cars, caravans, jet skis and recreational vehicles as well as outdoor storage for larger trucks and machines.

While the competition has certainly ramped up over the years, we’ve enjoyed great success as we are a South Australian company employing locals to help locals.

Liz, who over the years has given plenty back to the community through businesswomen’s support organisations and by mentoring young people, says Self Storage Australia is constantly adapting to its customers and the broader economy.

“Ultimately though, the secret to our success has been communicating with our customers, quickly adapting to their changing needs and incorporating new technologies and products. Customers are our lifeblood and we understand the value of treating everyone with respect.”

Our Values

Self Storage Australia lives and breathes the following 5 values.

  1. Respect for ourselves, all others and property
  2. No Drama. We follow our policies and procedures in a professional and fair manner
  3. Be our best.
  4. Be willing to learn and grow.
  5. Believe that Life is fun. Life is fun and we like to make our customers happy.

Our Difference

Our people live and dream storage.

  •  We are always trying to improve and update our service to changing customer needs. We aim to anticipate what you may want in the future.
  • Self Storage Australia built its storage units based on meeting your needs. Our sister company specialises in building and construction and has built and modified hundreds of high-quality storage units. Our centres have been developed from 30 years of customer feedback and have won international awards for our innovative designs.
  • We are local. We are a South Australian company, employing locals to help locals.
  • We can customise our storage units and seasonal offers to provide you with the best value. We have over 30 different individually sized storage units and provide climate control wine storage, and caravan and boat indoor as well as outdoor storage.
  • You know all our upfront costs. There are no hidden extras and we do not do rapid price increases shortly after you move in.
  • Peace of mind. Know you are dealing with a trusted long established family business who wants to help you find the perfect space for your ever changing life.

Our dependable and secure storage centres have been respected and trusted by the insurance industry to provide insurance cover for your goods in storage.

We have many CCTV cameras and additional state of the art security features at each of our storage centres.

Our People

Our people love their role as storage experts as they provide meaningful solutions to customers’ needs and wants every day. We pride ourselves in giving the best solutions and achieving high job and customer satisfaction.

Liz Davies Chief executive of Self Storage Australia
Liz Davies
Founder & Chief Executive
Self Storage Australia Staff
David Eckermann
Alice Springs Manager

We provide tailored storage

Self Storage Solutions For Every Need

Personal Storage

Are you moving house, renovating or simply just need some extra space to house those valuables you can’t throw away? Then personal storage can help you keep your belongings safe. We have a variety of unit spaces available to suit your needs.

Business Storage

If you’re needing more space for your business, whether it be excess business stock, document storage or require additional space for inventory, we provide a variety of unit spaces to cater to your needs.

Courtesy Trailers

We understand that moving is a big process and can be time consuming and difficult to organise. This is why at Self Storage Alice Springs we offer a courtesy trailer for our valued customers, making it easier for you to get your belongings from A to B.

Why choose us?

 Moving & Storing Made Easy

From our wide range of storage units, to our fully stocked box shop, on-site managers, 24/7 access and courtesy trailers, we make moving easy!

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