Reinstating your membership
Has your membership lapsed and you want to re-apply?
Reapply online via myPortal
Readmission requires a readmission fee, plus the yearly pro-rata membership fee.
Re-admission to Chartered status
If you are a past member of Engineers Australia, you can opt to be readmitted to your previously held Chartered status in your re-join Engineers Australia application. Please log into myPortal with your previous EA ID number and select the Re-join my membership tile from the Portal home page.
You will need to upload a Continuing Professional Development Log that shows your CPD over the past 3 years (see our CPD requirements for details). Depending on the time lapsed since you last held Chartered, you may be asked for additional information and/or to participate in a short phone interview.
If you are a current member of Engineers Australia, where your Chartered Status has been relinquished or is lapsed, please contact [email protected] to receive access to the Chartered Other alternate pathway.
On receipt of the pathway access email, you will need to complete the enrolment form including upload of your CPD Log. You do not need to complete an Industry Review. Then depending on the time lapsed since you last held Chartered, you may be asked for additional information and/or to participate in a short phone interview.
Chartered Re-admission Fees:
Lapsed less than 12 months = $0
Lapsed 12 months to 5 years = $220 inc GST
Lapsed more than 5 years = $335.50 inc GST
Transfer or upgrade your membership
An application must be submitted online through MyPortal.
When should I upgrade?
- Graduated from your accredited undergraduate qualification? Upgrade to Graduate
- 3+ years postgraduate engineering industry experience? Upgrade to Member
- held major responsibility in the design or execution of important engineering work? Upgrade to Fellow
- Apply for Chartered status if you have the experience to meet the National Competency Standards
When should I transfer?
Full details on how to transfer from one occupational category to another can be found in the Engineers Australia Articulation Guide.
For further assistance about upgrades and transfers, contact Member Services or call 1300 653 113.
Change or add College membership
- If you are a Student or Graduate member:
You can request for a change of College by sending us an email with a brief explanation as to the reason for your request.
- If you are at the grade of Member or Fellow but not Chartered:
Please send a copy of your CV to Member Services requesting a change of College. Your CV should clearly indicate that you are practising in the engineering area which belongs to the requested College.
Request a membership card
In an effort to become more environmentally friendly, we are asking members to consider a plastic membership card.
If you wish to receive a membership card, you can order it via myPortal once you have received notification of a successful membership payment.
To order, log in to myPortal, select your EA Membership tab and click the Request Membership Card button.
Student membership notes
Expected study completion date
It is important that you advise us of your new expected study completion date if it has changed, otherwise your student membership may lapse . If you need to update your expected study completion date, please log into myPortal and update your expected Graduation date in the EA Membership tab.
Update your address and contact details
If you move, please advise us so that we can update your details. This way you can continue to receive all the membership benefits and important communication from Engineers Australia without interruption. Please log into myPortal and update your details in the My Contact Details tab.
Advise us of your non university email address
Please advise Engineers Australia of your non university email address. This will ensure that you receive important notices electronically even after you graduate, and when you travel.
I have completed my studies, why am I still recorded as a Student?
Student members who wish to upgrade to Graduate Membership must submit an online application. Engineers Australia must confirm that you have successfully completed an accredited undergraduate course.
When you join as a student member, Engineers Australia uses your expected graduation date to determine when you are eligible to apply for Graduate membership. It is important that you notify Member Services if your expected graduation date changes. You can also update your expected Graduation date in the EA Membership tab in your myPortal account.
Once you have completed your studies, you will need to upgrade your membership to remain a member with Engineers Australia.
What Payment Methods do you accept?
We encourage you to log in to myPortal and pay online. See below for additional ways to pay.
- Direct Debit
You can pay your membership fees monthly from a nominated bank or credit card account. Monthly debits are made to your nominated bank account or credit card account within the first three business days of the month. The amount debited to your account will be equally divided over the remaining months of the financial year of the total of your annual renewal invoice.
Simply log into myPortal to set up your direct debit.
Credit card payments are accepted between 8.30 am and 6.00 pm AEST by calling 1300 653 113.
B-Pay details are located on the front of your invoice.
- EA Biller Code: 242073
The reference number is your Engineers Australia invoice number which is located in the top right hand corner of your invoice.
Please do not use B-Pay if amendments to your invoice are required.
- Cheque / money order
Payments can be made by cheque or money order by completing the payment slip on your invoice and returning to:
Locked Bag 24
Kingston ACT 2604
When paying by cheque, please write your membership number on the reverse of the cheque and make it payable to Engineers Australia. All cheque payments must be in AUD drawn on an Australian bank.
How do I make amendments to my invoice?
Please contact Member Services for advice on how to make amendments to your invoice. During the membership renewal period in May, you may be able to make certain changes to your Engineers Australia renewals invoice yourself via myPortal including removing Tech Society membership(s) and NER registration fees, however if you would like to join a Technical Society or become registered on the NER you will need to click on the following links:
How do I request a receipt?
Receipts are automatically emailed to the Bill To email address associated with your account. You can also request a copy of your receipt, or CC a copy to a different email address by logging into your myPortal and accessing your Financials tab.
Alternatively, please contact Member Services for assistance.
Can I have my subscription notice invoiced to my employer or company?
The subscription notice will typically be invoiced to the member; however, arrangements can be made to have the subscription notice issued to C/O (Care of) the employer or company. Please contact Member Services for assistance.
Can I arrange an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)?
No. Engineers Australia does not accept direct deposits or EFTS; however, you can pay your bill monthly by direct debit.
Concessions and discounts
There is a range of reasons you may be eligible for a reduction in your membership fee.
Members over 55, ceased full-time employment and earning up to $50,000.
Full-time Postgraduate Study
Members who are enrolled in full-time postgraduate study directly related to their engineering competencies. This tends to apply to those undertaking a Masters or PhD.
Temporary Financial Assistance
Available to those out of the workforce due to unemployment or parental responsibilities, experiencing reduced hours, owning their own business and experiencing a downturn in income.
Eligibility for a concession is subject to the following conditions:
- Full-time Postgraduate Study and Temporary Financial Assistance concessions expire at the end of the membership year.
- Substantive evidence supporting your claims is necessary when applying for a Full-time Postgraduate Study or Temporary Financial Assistance concession, as this helps to understand your individual circumstances.
- Temporary Financial Assistance concessions are generally granted for a maximum of three consecutive years. Consideration for a reduction in fees past this timeframe may require an interview.
- Only Retired members paying the concession rate are eligible to receive a Technical Society discount if eligible.
You may be asked to provide additional information regarding your claim.
Those holding registration (NER) or Chartered credentials are obliged to maintain their currency in accordance with our CPD Procedure may be selected for audit.
The following provisions apply when requesting a concession:
- Concessions cannot be granted retrospectively.
- If payment of the annual fee has been made when applying for a Retired concession, the reduction of fees will apply from the coming membership year.
- Generally, concession requests should be made prior to making payment of the full annual fee.
- Concessions are calculated on a pro-rata basis from the month in which the concession was approved for those paying by direct debit.
For more information, contact Member Services or call 1300 653 113.
IPWEA membership discount
Members of Engineers Australia (excluding free students) who are also a member of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) are entitled to a single discount of $16.50 (includes GST) off their Engineers Australia membership fee*.
Technical Society discount
Members of Engineers Australia (excluding free students) who join one or more Technical Societies are entitled to a single discount of $16.50 (includes GST) off their Engineers Australia membership fee*^.
Eligibility Criteria for Membership Discounts:
Each Engineers Australia member is entitled to receive one discount only (Technical Society or IPWEA membership), calculated as the highest-value discount for which the member is eligible
The Technical Society discount does not apply when the Technical Society membership fee is equal to or less than the discount amount.
* The IPWEA $16.50 discount is applied to a member’s standard membership renewal fee. For example, a Chartered member at the grade of Engineering Associate would normally pay $294.00, however with the discount applied would only be required to pay $277.50.
^ The discount is not applicable for Royal Aeronautical Society Australian Division (RaeS). For further information regarding these this Technical Society, please contact them directly.
For more information, contact Member Services or call 1300 653 113.
Resigning your membership
Members wishing to resign their membership can do so via myPortal by completing a resignation application. You may be asked to partake in an exit survey as part of the resignation process. This survey provides important feedback and insights regarding your experiences with Engineers Australia.
Need further assistance?
Please contact our Member Services Team by email or call 1300 653 113 between 8.30am and 6.00pm (AEST) Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
Overseas members can call +61 2 6270 6557