Types of Membership

Membership of Chiropractic Australia is open to Chiropractors who are registered with the Chiropractic Board of Australia. There are five main categories of membership.

Full membership is open to all registered chiropractors in Australia or overseas.
$645.00 plus once only joining fee of $115.00 (inc GST).

Open to any registered chiropractor who practices part-time or is retired.
$329.00 plus once only joining fee of $40.00 (inc GST). See Note 2.

Open to registered chiropractors who are in their first year of practice since graduation.
$295.00 (inc GST).

Open to a registered chiropractor employed as an academic at an approved university (min 0.6 Effective Full Time).
Academic membership is free of charge. See Note 1 for Application Form.

Open to any student enrolled in an approved Australian educational institution as a chiropractic student.
Student membership is free of charge.

Open to current or previously registered chiropractors who have retired from practice.
See Note 3 for Application Form.
$50.00 inc GST

Associate membership is open to persons who are not registered chiropractors but who hold a tertiary qualification in any of the health sciences.
See Note 4 for Application Form.
$50.00 inc GST.

Acknowledged, Awarded and Honorary Memberships

Certified Practising (CPM)

CA Certified Practising Member status will be bestowed upon chiropractors who meet a points based criteria covering both years as a registered chiropractor and completion of a range of continuing education during the past 10 years. Application Forms are available via the Chiropractic Australia office. (Ph: 1300 767 348).

Honorary Membership

Honorary membership may be bestowed upon chiropractors who have distinguished themselves in the profession or to distinguished allied health professionals or persons who receive a unanimous vote from the serving Committee of Management.

Life Membership

Life membership may be bestowed upon persons for distinguished continuous service and/or commitment to CA; to the profession (such as for acclaimed research); or to a past president three years after stepping down as president.

Note 1
Applications for Academic membership will not be processed unless accompanied by a letter from your Department Head confirming hours worked. Note: Academic membership applications cannot be made online and should be made on this application form: Academic CA Membership Application

Note 2
Applications for Affiliate membership will not be approved by the COM until your part-time hours of work are verified either by a letter from your employer or, if self employed, with a statutory declaration.

Note 3
Applications for Non-Practising Membership cannot be made online and should be made on this application form: Non-Practising CA Membership Application

Note 4
Applications for Associate Membership cannot be made online and should be made on this application form: Associate CA Membership Application