ADAQ has a variety of membership categories to suit the profession. Each category is outlined below or find more information on the membership application form.
Instructions for joining /re-join ADAQ

All prices displayed are for the full financial year, you will receive a pro-rata amount at check out.

Undergraduate student


Undergraduate Dental Students (1st-5th year)



Whilst completing ADC studies

Post Graduate


Full-time student doing formal postgraduate dental degree (max 3 year period).
Subject to documented evidence of post-graduate study.
If working >7hrs/week ADA Federal fee is applicable.

New Graduate


For 6 months upon graduation from your undergraduate degree

First Year Graduate


66% Discount off full membership rate between 6-18 months since graduation

Second Year Graduate


33% Discount off full membership rate between 18-30 months since graduation

Active – Full time


Practising more than 770hrs per annum in private practice only or both public & private practice

Active – Government


Practising more than 770hrs per annum in public sector only

Part- time


Practising 20hrs or less per week

Practising Senior


For those who are over the age of 70 and have been a member for more than 30 years



Retired from active dental practice



Not in active dental practice

Leave of absence


Granted leave of absence for a specified period on written application

Honorary Member


Elected at AGM - free state membership (can choose to retain federal membership)

Life Member


Elected at AGM - free state and federal membership

Please note: Membership of ADAQ requires you to be registered with AHPRA and hold a current professional indemnity insurance policy. These conditions are not required for Student Members or ADC Student Members.

How to join ADAQ

What are my payment options?
  • Credit card – pay your fees in full by using your credit card online (no fees apply)
  • BPAY – Access your invoice to access the BPAY reference number
  • EFT – Access your invoice to see ADAQ’s bank details
  • Quarterly Payments
How do I pay quarterly?
Go through the join process above and when you are at the cart section, click quarterly payments. Fill in the direct debit form and return to [email protected]

What dates will my payments for quarterly Membership be taken?

Quarterly payments will be taken on or around the following dates.

  1. Thursday 30 June 2022
  2. Friday 30 September 2022
  3. Friday 30 December 2022
  4. Thursday 30 Mach 2023

Am I charged an administration fee for choosing quarterly? 
No, you will not be charged an administration fee.

Not sure which membership is best for you?

Contact the Membership Officer or call us on (07) 3252 9866

Transferring your Membership?

If you are transferring your Membership in or out of ADAQ please complete the Authority to Transfer Form.