We’re sorry that you’re thinking about resigning your membership of CPA Australia.

We understand there may be various reasons for this decision, including transitioning to retirement or a change in your working status.

Before you activate your resignation, we invite you to contact us to discuss your reason for doing so and any alternatives which may be available to you, including:

Resignations will not be accepted from members that are currently under disciplinary review.

Note: If you are not a CPA Australia member and are looking to unsubscribe from communications, visit My Account to update your communication preferences or contact [email protected]

Remaining a member 

There are many advantages to retaining your CPA Australia membership. First and foremost is the CPA designation, which is internationally recognised 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 you with access to professional resources, networking events and learning and development opportunities to build your knowledge and skills and help you achieve your career goals.

Resignation of membership

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

Once you have submitted your request, you may be contacted to complete your membership resignation. Your resignation will be processed within five business days of receipt of your notification, and you will be emailed confirmation. 

By resigning your membership, you can no longer refer to yourself as a member of CPA Australia and you must immediately discontinue use of the designation. 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

Should you change your mind in the future, our readmission process is as simple as applying online, noting your application will be subject to the membership eligibility requirements at that time. This process may include an application fee, membership back fees and/or evidence of CPD hours.

Placing membership on hold

CPA Australia does not offer the option to place your membership on hold.

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