Membership renewal and fees

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Membership renewals for 2022 are now overdue

Your membership renewal payment was due Friday 31 December 2021. You can still renew your membership, however a late fee may apply.

You can renew online for fast and immediate membership renewal or download your 2022 membership renewal notice for alternative payment methods. Online payments are currently available in Australian dollars, Hong Kong dollars, New Zealand dollars, pound sterling, Malaysian ringgit and Singapore dollars.

For details on local currency payment options please refer to fees.

Renewal notices are sent via email or post. Payment reminders can also be sent via SMS.

Securing your access to CPA Australia’s online services

Keeping your personal information safe is our priority. That’s why we’ve made enhancements to improve the security of our online services. If you haven’t recently logged in to our website, you’ll be prompted to follow a simple set of steps to verify your email address, before you can renew your membership. Please ensure you use an email address that’s unique to you.

If you have any questions about your membership, please contact your nearest office.

Working together now and into the future


Each year we review the membership fee based on a range of factors, including the investment required to deliver our strategy. While we’ve been pleased to maintain the annual membership fee at the same level for the past five years, a fee increase will apply for the 2022 membership year.


Reduction in fees due to changed employment status

If you’re a CPA or FCPA paying the full membership fee, there are a range of reasons you may be eligible for a 50 per cent fee reduction.

Perhaps you’ve been out of the workforce for a substantial period due to unemployment or family care responsibilities, working part-time on significantly reduced hours, or enjoying family time on unpaid parental leave. We understand there are many different circumstances that can impact your ability to work or earn an income.

To apply for a membership fee reduction, please complete our online form prior to paying of your annual membership fee.

Membership fee reductions are granted at the discretion of CPA Australia on a case by case basis and expire at the end of the membership year.

About the application form

The information requested in the online form will help us to understand your individual circumstances and your ability to fully fund your membership renewal for the coming year.

Membership fee reductions are granted based on the evidence provided and evaluation of your recent and current working circumstances. They won’t be granted based on expected impacts in the future.

Your application will require you to provide:

  • dates and reason for any period you’ve been away from the workforce in the past 12 months
  • details of any employment during the past 12 months, including the number of hours (can be an average) and the type of work (part-time, casual, contract, etc.)
  • any other information or supporting documentation that would assist CPA Australia in reaching a decision – for example, a medical certificate.

Members on a reduced membership fee retain all the privileges of general membership and, if selected for a CPD audit, can also apply for a reduction in their CPD requirement.

Reduction in fees due to retirement or transition to retirement

We offer a retired status for members who are no longer working or are working substantially reduced hours as they transition to retirement.

To be eligible, you must:

  • have reached the age of 55 years
  • no longer be engaged in full time, gainful employment or business (other than minor part-time activities not exceeding 15 hours per week)
  • no longer hold a specialist certificate.

Retired members maintain all the benefits of general membership at a considerably discounted fee, and enjoy a range of discounts on events throughout the year.

There is no requirement to maintain CPD hours, unless you’re providing any public accounting services, for the avoidance of doubt, including pro bono work.

You can apply for a transfer to the retired members list at any time throughout the year by completing the online application form.

If you're nearing retirement, find out how your CPA Australia membership can support you.