Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Impact on CPA Australia Exams, Events and Offices



Like many organisations globally, COVID-19 has had an impact on CPA Australia as we adhere to advice from local governments and authorities. With the health of our members and employees as a priority, we’ve made changes to our face-to-face events, exams and access to our offices. Stay up-to-date with the latest information from CPA Australia below.

Continue to explore our vast resources, advice and guidance on COVID-19 for other key topics.


CPA Program Exams

In light of COVID-19 and the subsequent closure of exam centres, CPA Australia has been focused on developing an alternative arrangement for CPA Program Semester 1 2020 exams.

We are committed to delivering an exam that not only protects the safety and wellbeing of members and staff, but one that is equitable, stringent and upholds the integrity of the CPA designation you are striving to achieve.

With these principles in mind, we can now confirm that we will deliver an online examination for Semester 1 2020.

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In addition, Foundation Exams remain suspended until the end of May.

Professional Development and Events

We have previously advised that we were cancelling all face-to-face events until the end of May 2020. In line with the ongoing advice from government and health authorities, CPA Australia has decided to extend this in Australia and New Zealand and cancel all face-to-face member events until 31 August 2020.

Members who have registered to attend a specific event will be notified separately about that event and, in the case of paid events, will be able to receive a full-refund. As we have been doing, we’ll continue to increase our online offer to members while these restrictions remain in place. A decision about events scheduled after 31 August 2020 in Australia and New Zealand will be made in light of circumstances as they develop and will be communicated closer to the time.

Decisions about the resumption of face-to-face member events in countries and regions outside Australia and New Zealand will be made in accordance with the relevant government regulations and health advice in the respective regions, and will be communicated to members. CPA Australia will at all times prioritise the health and safety of members and employees.

CPA Australia Offices

Office closures

In light of the rapid increase of new COVID-19 cases in certain locations, the CPA Australia offices listed below are temporarily closed. We strive to provide the same level of service and support to our members, so contact us if you have questions or require support.


Library access

Library services remain available online while the offices are closed. For library enquires, visit the online CPA Library.