Membership renewals are now closed

Membership renewal payments are no longer being accepted for 2017.

If it was your intention to renew and missing the payment was an oversight, you can simply apply for readmission online, which will include making payment of your outstanding membership fees.

You can still update your profile in this period with changes to your contact details and communication preferences.

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

Have your working circumstances changed?

If you are no longer working, transitioning into retirement or facing other circumstances affecting your ability to renew your membership, you may be eligible for a reduced membership renewal fee.

Retired, or transitioning to retirement

CPA Australia offers a retired status for members who are no longer working or are in the 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), and no longer hold a specialist certificate.

Retired members maintain all the benefits of membership at a considerably discounted fee. There is no requirement to maintain CPD hours, and retired members enjoy a range of discounts on events, products and activities throughout the year.

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

To apply for a transfer to the retired members list or a reduction in your membership renewal fee, complete the online application form.

Changed employment status

A temporary reduction in your CPA or FCPA membership fee may be considered by CPA Australia if you have evidence of a significant change in employment status that is impacting your ability to maintain your membership. You will need to provide sufficient detail regarding the reasons for your application to help us assess your eligibility.

The application for a fee reduction must include, where applicable, information about:

  • dates of periods you have been, or expect to be, away from the workforce
  • reasons for being out of the workforce 
  • details of any part-time employment including number of hours and type of work
  • any other information or evidence that would assist CPA Australia in reaching a decision, for example, a medical certificate

CPA Australia aims to provide a fair and informed assessment on all applications. As part of the assessment we may ask you to provide additional information and/or supporting evidence regarding your claim.

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

Members on reduced fees are also eligible for discounts on a range of events, products and activities for that membership year. Additionally, there are many ways Members can maintain their CPD hours at little or no cost. More details are available on Member services.

Applications for membership renewal fee reductions have recently changed to an improved, paperless online system. To apply, complete the online form.

Membership fee reductions are granted on an annual basis at the discretion of CPA Australia and expire at the end of the membership year.