Membership Applications

Membership Categories



Organisations that hold an Australian Financial Services 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. 


Affiliate Membership is open to organisations that provide ancillary services to the industry such as education, legal, accounting, technology, training, research and information services.



Practitioner Membership is open to finance professionals who are on the ASIC Financial Advisers Register.
Full details of Membership requirements appear in the application forms. 
In summary, 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 SAFAA's 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 (MSAFAA)

To be eligible, you must either:

- be a Responsible Executive, or

- 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.

Member (MeSAFAA)

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.

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.

Practitioner Membership Application for Employees of a Principal Member

Practitioner Membership Application for Persons not Employed by a Principal Member              

Affiliate (AfSAFAA)

Affiliate Membership is open to persons who are service providers to the stockbroking and financial advisory industry. Eligible applicants include persons working for education institutions, stock exchanges, law firms, accounting firms, technology & training providers, and research and information service providers.

Affiliate Membership Application

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:

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

By Invitation Only

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