Australasian College of Paramedicine – Membership Fees & Transfer

The Australasian College of Paramedicine (ACP) will begin full operation on 1 March 2020 – this will also be the merger settlement date when PA and ANZCP cease providing member services.

Membership fees
ACP membership fees have been decided by the ACP Board, with some consultation still to take place in relation to New Zealand membership fees. These membership fees take effect from 1 March 2020 onwards – there will be no change to your current membership payments before then.

  • Life Member, Honorary Fellow – free
  • AUS Member, Fellow, Associate – $312/year ($12 per fortnight)
  • NZ Member, Fellow, Associate – to be determined
  • Volunteer – $96/year
  • Graduate – $96/year
  • Retired – free
  • Student:
    • $25 for 1 year ($20 for renewing members who finish their degree in late 2019 / early 2020)
    • $40 for 2 years
    • $55 for 3 years
    • $70 for 4 years.

The ACP Board understand this fee structure sees some changes and increases in what members currently pay. It is important that the ACP is appropriately funded and able to deliver the services our members expect. From 1 March 2020, members will see a doubling in the online learning content available, access to more CPD and conferences, more education and research grants, and increased resources to advocate for the advancement of the profession in line with our strategic goals.

For all members, we will be working to make the transfer as seamless as possible. We will shortly start communicating with all ambulance services in relation to member payroll deductions. If you are currently a member of both PA and ANZCP, you will have only one ACP membership and payment in the future. In the short term, members do not need to cancel or change their membership payment in any way.

Transferring membership to the ACP
PA and ANZCP will start communicating with members from January 2020 about transferring their membership over to the ACP on the settlement date. We will endeavour to make the transfer process as seamless as possible for all members. Please feel free to communicate with our executive team via member.feedback@paramedics.org if you have any comments or questions.

Peter Jurkovsky
President, Paramedics Australasia