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

If it was your intention to renew your membership for 2019 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.

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 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 membership at a considerably discounted fee and enjoy a range of discounts on events, products, and activities throughout the year.

There is no requirement to maintain CPD hours, unless you are providing any public accounting services, including pro bono work.

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 form.

Reduction in fees due to changed employment status

A temporary reduction in your CPA or FCPA membership fee may be considered by CPA Australia if you have recently experienced a significant change in employment status. Applications are assessed on the basis of current circumstances and the affect these have on your ability to renew your membership by the due date. You will need to provide sufficient detail regarding the reasons for your application to help us assess your eligibility. 

Membership fee reductions are granted on an annual basis at the discretion of CPA Australia and expire at the end of the membership year. Applications for a reduction should be made prior to payment of your annual membership fee.

A fee reduction as part of a readmission application will only be considered in mitigating circumstances. 

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

  • dates for any period that you have been away from the workforce, including the reason
  • details of any employment during the past 12 months, including number of hours (can be an average) and 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.

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 documents 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.

To apply for a reduction in your membership renewal fee, complete the online form.

Special CPD offer

Members on reduced fees are also eligible for discounts on a range of events, products and activities for that membership year.