How to join

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1. Complete the online Application for Admission Form.

Please note: On application, you will need to provide payment of the $140 nomination fee.

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2. Once you have submitted the online Application for Admission Form, you will receive an automated email.

You will then need to fill in the Membership Application:

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To view the 2013/2014 IPA Membership Fees.

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3. Print your completed Membership Application e-form and post it to the IPA Head Office.

Remember to include certified true copies of your qualifications.

4. Your application may take up to two weeks to be assessed. This is dependant upon whether or not further documentation is required from you.

If this is the case, you will be contacted. If your application is successful you will receive your IPA membership certificate and welcome pack in the mail.


returning members

If you have been a member previously and would like to rejoin us, please follow the following step.

1. Please print and complete the Membership Application Form and post to the IPA Head Office.


If you have any queries please:

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Applications for membership will be assessed with regard to academic qualifications and relevant work experience.

Overseas applicants for membership will normally be expected to hold an Accounting degree which is considered to be equivalent to an Australian undergraduate degree.

Applicants who are currently members of overseas accounting bodies which are themselves 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.

Please note that the actual level of membership will be determined by the nature and level of academic qualifications and the nature of relevant work experience.