Associations for Bookkeepers

Australia currently has four organisations that offer memberships for bookkeepers that are either

  1. ‘not-for-profit’  or
  2. ‘fee-for-service.

These four associations were represented on the ATO BAS Agent Advisory Group (BASAAG) which focuses on providing input to shape the design and build of administrative interactions between bookkeepers and the Australian Tax Office. 


Name of Association Annual fee Entrance requirements
Bookkeeping Institute of Australia Free Cert IV in Bookkeeping (BIA)
Australian Bookkeepers Network $462 NONE
Institute of Certified Bookkeepers    $360 (employed) or $480 (contract bookkeeper) NONE
Association of Accounting Technicians $250+$132 (joining fee)   Cert IV in Bookkeeping