Membership categories and fees

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You can join Dietitians Australia online, or pay your membership renewal fees from your member dashboard

Membership of Dietitians Australia is membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia. All fees will be paid to, and all benefits received from, the Dietitians Association of Australia.

Download our membership benefits flyer to learn more about the value of a Dietitians Australia membership.

 

Membership categories

 
Membership categories
Membership type
Membership category
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Full
Full time *
Working 20+ hours per week (any field), access to APD Program
 
Part time *
Working less than 20 hours per week (any field), access to APD program
Seeking Work / unpaid work *
No paid work, access to APD Program
Career break / full time study *
Not working, maintain membership, access to APD program
Parental leave
Not working, maintain membership, access to APD program
Non-practising Dietitian
Job does not require dietetic or nutrition skills, no APD program
Retired 
Retired from dietetics, over 55 years of age, maintain membership, no APD program
 Affiliate
Affiliate
 Living/working overseas, member of an ICDA association, not eligible for full membership, no APD program
Student
Student
Enrolled in an Australian accredited dietetics program, no APD program
 
Non membership categories
 
APD only
(non-member)
APD only *
Access to the APD program and mentor match. No membership benefits or services are included

* Includes access to the APD program

Membership fees

To be a member of Dietitians Australia, you must be a qualified dietitian or a dietetics student studying an accredited course

Membership fees are

  • paid on an annual basis (January - December) 
  • paid in full (12 months) or instalment* (4 payments) and
  • non-refundable (unless Parental Leave is undertaken)

Our membership year runs annually from 1 January to 31 December. As a full member, the fee you pay reflects your current employment status. This means you pay less if you are not working full-time hours.

*Instalment payments are only available to full members.

Note: If you join or reinstate your membership after 1 July, you may be eligible to receive a pro-rata membership discount. See 'Pro-rata fees for part year membership' below.

 Paying your fees

 Membership / non membership category
Annual fee 
Early bird 
Jul - Dec 2023
Oct - Dec 2023 
Instalment**
Instalment
year total
 Full time (20 hours or more per week) *   $ 780  $ 741 $ 390  $ 195  $ 206 $ 824
 Part time (less than 20 hours per week) *  $ 640  $ 608 $ 320 $ 160  $ 171  $ 684
 Seeking work, Full time study, Parental leave, Career break *  $ 395 $ 375.25 $ 197.50 $98.75 $ 109.75   $ 439
 Not working in nutrition and dietetics ~ $ 330 $ 313.50 $165 $82.50 $ 93.50  $ 374
Retired $ 90  $ 85.50 $ 45 $22.50 $33.50 $ 134
Affiliate / AN ~ $ 165 $ 156.75 $ 82.50 $ 41.25 $ 52.25  $ 209
 Student   Free Free Free Free Free Free
APD only with PEN (non-member) *  $720  
 APD only PEN  $132   

* Includes PEN
** administration fee included
GST not included in Affiliate membership category

Important 2022 membership dates

 DATE
EVENT
1 July - 30 September 2022
Pro-rata membership fees available (50% off annual fee + PEN fee where applicable)
Saturday 31 September 2022
Last day to pay instalment 4
1 October - 31 December 2023
Pro-rata membership fees available (25% off annual fee + PEN fee where applicable)
Sunday 31 December
2022 membership year ends


Important 2023 membership dates

 DATE
EVENT
Thursday 7 October 2022
First day to allocate a new membership category for 2023 online*
Wednesday 26 October 2022
Last day to allocate a new membership category for 2023 online*
Tuesday 1 November 2022
First day to renew your membership for 2023 - early bird discount applies**
Wednesday 14 December 2022
Last day to renew with an early bird discount
Wednesday 1 February 2023
Last day to renew membership for 2023
Friday 31 March 2023
Last day to pay instalment 2
Friday 30 June 2023
Last day to pay instalment 3
1 July - 30 September 2023
Pro-rata membership fees available (50% off annual fee + PEN fee where applicable)
Saturday 30 September
Last day to pay instalment 4
1 October - 31 December 2023
Pro-rata membership fees available (25% off annual fee + PEN fee where applicable)
Sunday 31 December
2023 membership year ends

* You will still be able to update your membership category by contacting the Membership team
**Early bird discount does not apply to instalment payments.
   

 

 Instalment payment terms and conditions

2022
 
Payment
Payment date
Covers
1
Day of membership renewal  1 January - 31 March 2022
2
29 March 2022 1 April - 30 June 2022
3
28 June 2022 1 July - 30 September 2022
4
28 September 1 October - 31 December 2022

 

2023
Payment
Payment date
Covers
1
Day of membership renewal  1 January - 31 March 2023
2
29 March 2022 1 April - 30 June 2023
3
28 June 2022 1 July - 30 September 2023
4
28 September 1 October - 31 December 2023

 
Pro-rata fees for part year membership

If you join Dietitians Australia or reinstate after 1 July, you may be eligible to receive a pro-rata membership discount. 

This discount applies to:

  • New members
  • Resigned members
  • Deferred/lapsed members*

There is no pay by instalment option for pro-rata fees.

2022

1 July - 30 September 2022
Pro-rata membership fees* available 
50% of annual fee + $66 Practice Based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN)
1 October - 31 December 2022
 Pro-rata membership fees* available 
25% of annual fee + $66 Practice Based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN)


2023

1 July - 30 September 2022
Pro-rata membership fees* available 
50% of annual fee + $66 Practice Based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN)
 
1 October - 31 December 2022
 Pro-rata membership fees* available 
25% of annual fee + $66 Practice Based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN)

*Members who were active in the previous year and lapsed in the current year are not eligible for pro-rata membership, unless compassionate grounds can be demonstrated. The full annual fee is payable by these members, plus a $55.00 reinstatement fee.

 

Fee policy

For further information about our fees see our fee policy

 

Questions?

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