Membership Categories



Organisations that hold an Australian Financial Service Licence (AFSL) are eligible to apply to become a Principal Member of the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association. The organisation may be either a Market Participant or a non-Market Participant.

A list of Principal Members can be viewed here.

To apply for Principal Membership, please contact SAFAA on +61 2 8080 3200.



Practitioner Membership is open to suitably qualified professionals in the securities, derivatives and investment advice industry.

A person will be eligible to apply for membership if they:

  • can demonstrate that they are a fit and proper person
  • can meet SAFAA’s knowledge and skills requirements
  • commit to all applicable CPD requirements
  • undertake to abide by SAFAA’s Code of Conduct
  • agree to be subject to SAFAA’s Conduct Review & Disciplinary System.

There are two Practitioner Membership categories:

Master Practitioner Member (MSAFAA) $495 pa

To be eligible, you must have spent at least 7 of the last 10 years in an advising, operations or management capacity with one or more Market Participants or a Principal Member of SAFAA.

Practitioner Member (MeSAFAA) $395 pa

To be eligible, you must have employment experience providing professional advice and/or services in an operations or management capacity within the stockbroking and financial advisory industry, and that advice must be focused on securities, both listed and unlisted.

If you are an employee of a Principal Member of SAFAA, a fast-track application process is available, as SAFAA is able to rely upon the imprimatur of the Principal Member.

If you are not an employee of a Principal Member, you will need to have two current SAFAA Practitioner Members propose and second your application for membership, as well as fulfilling other requirements.

Apply online

Non Employees of a Principal Member

Download proposer and seconder of membership application form

Affiliate (AfSAFAA) $395 per annum

Affiliate Membership is open to persons or organisations that have a significant connection to the stockbroking and financial advisory industry.

Apply via application form

Honorary Life Fellow (FSAFAA)

In accordance with the Stockbrokers And Financial Advisers Association Rules, the Association’s Board may appoint a single Honorary Life Fellow each year.

The Honorary Life Fellows of the Stockbrokers And Financial Advisers Association are:

  • Brendan Egan
  • Ronald Hay
  • David Horsfield
  • Richard Humphry
  • Trevor Lands
  • Russell McCrory
  • Murray McGill
  • Karl Morris AO
  • Maurice Newman AC
  • Robert Thomas AM

By invitation only

SAFAA’s Profession Committee and its Board of Directors approve all membership applications.