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Dietitians Australia membership

Membership categories and fees

We have different memberships to suit people who are:

  • paid work of 20 hours or more per week (full-time)
  • paid work of fewer than 20 hours per week (part-time)
  • unemployed
  • on a career break, parental leave or full-time study
  • student
  • non-practising dietitian
  • living overseas
  • retired

Fees are different for each membership category.

Join now

Join Dietitians Australia from the following categories:

Find out more about our different membership categories and fees

New joins and upgrades are not automatically approved. Verification of qualifications must be confirmed and it may take a few days before your application is approved. Once membership is approved you'll be emailed a welcome pack.

Membership confirmation letters

Please note membership confirmation letters are no longer automatically generated. If you require one please contact us at [email protected] 

Paying your fees

You can pay your membership fees either:

  • in full each year, or
  • in 3 equal instalments

If you pay your fees in instalments, an administration charge applies to each payment.

You can't pay your membership fees monthly.

There are no refunds on membership fees.

Find our current membership fees.

To pay for your membership, go to 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. 

Partial year discount

If you join or renew your membership after 1 July, you might get a discounted fee.

Find out more about our pro-rata membership fees.

Administrative fees

Administrative fees apply for:

  • instalment payments
  • declined payments
  • renewing outside of the renewal period
  • taking a break outside of the renewal period
  • new member cancellations

Find out more about our administrative fees.

Changing your membership category

You might want to change your membership category if you've:

  • finished your studies (see student upgrade)
  • returned to study
  • increased your work hours
  • decreased your work hours
  • moved overseas
  • retired

Refunds aren't given if you downgrade your current membership.

Find out more about changing your membership category.

Taking a break from your membership

You can take a break from your membership for up to 3 years.

You might want to do this to:

  • care for family
  • take extended travel
  • work in a non-dietetic role

If you take a break from your membership, your APD status will also be on hold. This means you can't use the APD credential while you're on your break.

Defer your membership or APD status

Find out more about taking a break from your membership.

Reinstating your membership

If your membership lapses for fewer than 3 years, you can restart it. You don't need to apply as a new member.

Learn more about reinstating your membership.

If you are wanting to reinstate your prior APD status, contact us at [email protected]

If your membership lapses for more than 3 years, contact us at [email protected]

Make the most of your membership

As a member, you can access many resources, networks and extra benefits.

Use our member portal to find out about:

  • getting involved
  • advancing your career
  • education and resources
  • global research
  • job vacancies
  • member discounts

Renewing your membership

Your Dietitians Australia membership runs from 1 January to 31 December each year.

You must renew your membership by the cut-off date.

If you don't renew on time, your membership and APD status will lapse.

Learn more about renewing your membership.

Get in touch

If you have questions about your membership, contact us at [email protected]