Councils and committees

Through CPA Australia's councils and committees members can:

  • support the organisation and represent members from their location or industry sector
  • provide feedback and guidance on issues impacting members and the profession to assist the board and management
  • increase their professional knowledge and networks.

Representative Committees

CPA Australia has established representative offices in various locations around the world that are not divisions as defined in Article 52 of the Constitution. Representative offices are established to help CPA Australia members residing in these locations with their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and other benefits of membership. These offices may or may not be staffed by CPA Australia and are permitted to form committees of local members.


Disciplinary Panel

The Disciplinary Panel can impose penalties on members who do not comply with the organisation's constitution and By-Laws, APES 110 Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants or relevant professional standards.

Penalties that can be imposed include:

  • forfeiture of membership
  • a fine
  • reprimanding the member, including by publishing their name
  • cancellation or suspension of any certificate, privilege, right or benefit available to the member
  • requiring the member to undertake additional hours of continuing professional development.

This panel is comprised of both senior members and non-members. It does not have a charter. 

Professional Conduct Oversight Panel

The Professional Conduct Oversight Panel (PCOP) supports the Board with matters relating to professional conduct and discipline of members, with regard for the law, the highest standards of governance and member diversity. The PCOP plays an advisory role and is authorised to exercise the powers expressly delegated to it by the Board.