How to apply
Process for new members
When applying to join us, you have two application options to choose from - a fast track online application, or a paper-based application that you can download, fill out and send to us.
A fast track online application
- Complete the fast track online application.
- Once you have completed the online application, you will receive an automated email, advising you of the steps required to finalise your application.
Please note that the application process incurs a non-refundable application fee. For information on our membership fees, please click here.
Your application may take up to two weeks to be assessed. This is dependent upon whether or not further documentation is required from you. If this is the case, we will contact you directly.
If your application is successful, you'll receive your IPA membership certificate and welcome pack in the mail.
If you have been a member previously and would like to reinstate your membership or rejoin us, all you need to do is print and complete the Membership Reinstatement or Rejoin Application Form and post it to the IPA office in your state.
Applications for overseas members will be assessed based on academic qualifications and relevant work experience.
Applicants who are currently members of overseas accounting bodies which are members of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) will also normally be eligible for membership of the Institute of Public Accountants, and are accordingly encouraged to apply. In order to apply from outside Australia, please contact our International Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the actual level of membership will be determined by the nature and level of academic qualifications and relevant work experience you hold.
If you have any questions, please contact your local division on 1800 625 625.