You can find these governance documents online here.

As a company limited by guarantee, AICD members provide a guarantee under our Constitution in the event of a winding up. The guarantee is limited to $20. AICD membership and its rights are personal to the member and are not transferable.

Membership Application

Eligibility for AICD membership is subject to our receipt of your completed Membership Application Form and payment of the membership fee.

In your Membership Application Form you are required to provide true and correct information, and make a declaration about certain matters. Please provide as much detail as possible so that your application can be assessed.

Once complete, your application will be reviewed by the Membership Committee and a recommendation made to the Division Council in your State or Territory about your admission to the AICD. The relevant Division Council will then determine the acceptance or rejection of your application in accordance with the criteria for the applicable membership class.

Whilst we aim to advise you of the membership application status within approximately one month from submission , in some instances such as applications for the Fellows class, this process may take longer and we will keep you informed if this is the case.

If accepted, your AICD membership is for a period of 12 months.

Membership Renewal

Your AICD membership must be renewed every 12 months and we generally send a reminder approximately 1 - 2 months before the renewal date.

Your eligibility to renew is subject to your payment of the membership fee and your ongoing compliance with the applicable conditions, including the completion of any mandatory Director Professional Development (DPD) requirement and your renewal declaration.

Direct Debit of Membership Renewal Payment

You may authorise us to direct debit your nominated account for your membership renewal payment. Please refer to your direct debit authorisation and the Direct Debit Services Agreement for the information applicable to this request.

All renewals paid by direct debit are still subject to the above Membership Renewal requirements.

Refund of Membership Fees

We only provide refunds of membership fees in limited circumstances, namely:

  • If your membership application has been declined; or
  • Exceptional circumstances prevent you from continuing your membership.


By submitting a Membership Application Form, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the AICD Privacy Policy available here and agree with and consent to the practices described in that Privacy Policy.


From time to time, we may update these Terms and Conditions. The updated Terms and Conditions will apply to all membership applications from the time of posting on our website onwards.