Membership categories and fees

Supporting our members during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • No increase in membership fees from 2020
  • No administration fees on instalment payments
  • Complimentary professional development for members

You can join Dietitians Australia online, or pay your membership renewal fees via 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 benefits available to our members.

Membership fees

To be a member of Dietitians Australia (DA), 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

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.

Membership category 

Annual fee*    July - Dec 2021* Oct-Dec 2021*

Full time (20 hours or more per week)

$739.00

$402.50  $234.25

Part time (less than 20 hours per week)

$601.00

$333.50  $199.75

Overseas

$515.00**

$287.50**  $173.75**

Seeking work, unpaid work, career break or parental leave

$376.00

$221.10  $143.50

Full time study

$376.00

$221.10  $143.50

Non-practising dietitian***

$310.00

$155.00  $77.50

Student***

Complimentary

N/A  N/A

Affiliate***

$140.00**

$70.00**  $35.00**

Retired***

$83.00

$41.50  $20.75
APD Only*** $679.00 N/A   N/A

*GST inclusive
**Does not attract GST 
***Does not include access to Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN)

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

You can pay your membership fees either:

  • in full each year, or
  • in 4 instalments (available until 14 February 2021). The first instalment includes an annual PEN subscription.

Please note: 

  • You can't pay your membership fees monthly.
  • There are no refunds on membership fees.

To pay for your membership, go to your member dashboard.

Membership key dates

 Date  Description
9 - 25 November 2020 Deadline to allocate an updated member category for 2021
2 December 2020  Renewals open for 2021
2 December 2020 5% early-bird discount applies*
17 January 2021 Early bird discount ends* 
14 February 2021 Pay by instalment option closes 
28 February 2021  Final cut off for renewals** 
1 July - 30 September 2021 Pro-rata membership fees available (50% of annual fee + $66.00 PEN fee where applicable) 
1 October - 31 December 2021  Pro-rata membership fees available (25% of annual fee + $66.00 PEN fee where applicable) 
31 December 2021  2021 membership year ends

Paying your membership fees by instalments

Paying by instalment is a great option if you have limited funds to outlay at any one time. 

The option is only available until 14 February 2021 and is divided into 4 instalments. 

To support our members during the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no administration fees on instalment payments. 

Please note, early-bird discounts are not available for instalment payments. 

 Instalment payment terms and conditions

Payment

 Due date

 Covers

First

Day of membership renewal

1 January - 31 March 2021

Second

29 March 2021

1 April - 30 June 2021
Third 28 June 2021

1 July - 30 September 2021

Fourth 28 September 2021

1 October - 31 December 2021

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*

 1 July - 30 September

Pro-rata membership fees* available (50% of annual fee + $66.00 Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) 

 1 October - 31 December

Pro-rata membership fees* available (25% of annual fee + $66.00 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.

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

Fee Policy

For further information about our fees see our fee policy