Resign your membership

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Before you resign

We understand there may be various reasons for resigning your membership with CPA Australia, including transitioning to retirement or a change in your working status.

Before you activate a request to resign, we invite you to contact us to discuss your reason for doing so and some options for you, including:

Please note that resignations will not be accepted from members who are currently under disciplinary review.

There are many advantages to retaining your CPA Australia membership. CPA members are recognised internationally and respected throughout the accounting and financial services profession. Being a CPA identifies you as a financial, accounting and business advisory professional of the highest training and expertise.

Your membership also provides access to professional resources, networking events and learning and development opportunities to build your knowledge and skills and help you achieve your career goals.

Update your communication preferences

If you are not a CPA Australia member and are looking to unsubscribe from communications, visit My Account to update your communication preferences or email our Member Admin team at [email protected]

How to resign your membership

If you wish to resign as a CPA Australia member, we request you complete the online form or email us at [email protected] and include your member ID.

Once your request is submitted, we may be in touch to complete the process. Your resignation will be processed within five business days of us receiving your application. You’ll receive an email from us that confirms your resignation.

Once you have resigned your membership, you can no longer refer to yourself as a member of CPA Australia. You must also return any Certificate of Membership or Practicing Certificate, if relevant.

Membership fees are non-refundable as outlined under Article 17(a) of the CPA Australia Constitution.

If you change your mind in the future, you can apply for readmission. Your application will be subject to the membership eligibility requirements at that time. It may include an application fee, membership back fees or evidence of CPD hours.


CPA Australia doesn’t provide the option to place your membership on hold.

Should your circumstances change in the future, you can apply to be readmitted to CPA Australia. Simply use your existing ID number to complete an online readmission application.