Who We Are

TEFMA is a professional association providing services to its members, who work in diverse roles managing higher education physical infrastructure.

TEFMA supports professional excellence in higher education property and facilities management, by hosting a broad annual program of networking and professional development events and by providing its members with access to valuable sector information and networks.

TEFMA members manage some 16.4 million square metres of gross floor area, within facilities with a replacement value of some $69.8 billion (AUD) spending over $1.19 billion (AUD) annually to build, maintain and operate these assets. TEFMA’s ongoing support of its members plays an important role in the effective management of these valuable higher education resources.


TEFMA’S Vision is to:

Lead sector excellence 

TEFMA’s Vision will be realised through its position as a prominent professional organisation, leading the promotion
of excellence and best practice management within higher education property and facilities portfolios.


TEFMA’S Mission is to:

Deliver member value

TEFMA’s Mission will be fulfilled through the provision of relevant, effective services to its members, enabling them
to transform the environments in which they work. 


TEFMA Values

Integrity, quality, innovation and diversity

TEFMA will uphold its values by being:

  • CONNECTIVE; collaborating to join members with others in the sector
  • COMMITTED; to making a positive impact on sector professional standards
  • CONTRIBUTIVE; actively promoting innovation and providing a valuable member resource.