Joining CPA Australia means committing to the obligations spelt out in CPA Australia's Constitution and By-Laws, APES 110 Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (PDF), and applicable regulations.

To ensure all members uphold these standards, CPA Australia has a formal process that enables complaints about its members to be heard, evaluated and, where appropriate, disciplinary action be taken.

Investigations and disciplinary processes are guided by the principles of: procedural fairness (the right for a member to put forward their case), confidentiality, independence, and the right to appeal.

We have undertaken to act in the public interest and have an obligation to ensure that complaints about members are investigated thoroughly, in an impartial and timely manner, and at all times striving to preserve the rights of members while acknowledging the public interest concerns of complainants.

Applicable Regulations

"Applicable Regulations" means collectively any pronouncement, regulation, code, professional schedule, risk management statement and joint statement made, adopted or issued by the Board or its delegate by authority of Article 52(d) of the Constitution; whether acting alone or in conjunction with any body approved by the Board.


Are you facing an ethical dilemma? A conversation with an independent ethics trained professional can really help. The Ethics Centre’s Australia-wide service, Ethi-call, is free and confidential.

Ethi-call does not provide legal advice.


Professional Conduct Oversight Panel

CPA Australia is now seeking a suitably qualified candidate to join the Professional Conduct Oversight Panel — a three-person advisory committee of the Board that assists the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities in relation to the professional conduct and discipline of its members.

Visit the Professional Conduct Oversight Panel - Expressions of interest page for more information.


CPA Australia
General Manager, Professional Conduct
Locked Bag 23
Grosvenor Place NSW 1220

E: [email protected]