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)

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 16hrs 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

Quarterly payments:

Can I pay quarterly?

Yes! For the first time, ADAQ is offering Membership payments quarterly. At check out you can select quarterly payments. You will need to fill in the direct debit form and return to

What dates will my payments for quarterly Membership be taken?

  1. Date your return the form between September - December 2020
  2. 4th January 2020
  3. 30th March 2020

Our accounts team will contact you prior to taking payment.

Am I charged an admin fee for choosing quarterly?

No, you will not be charged an admin fee.

What are my payment options?

  1. Credit card: pay your fees in full by using your credit card online. You will not be charged any fees
  2. BPAY: access your invoice to access the BPAY reference numbers
  3. EFT : access your invoice to see ADAQ’s bank details.

Please note BPAY and EFT can take up to 3 business days to process 

Can I pay both my membership and insurance quarterly?

Unfortunately, we could not reach an agreement with QBE to offer quarterly payments for your insurance premiums. Therefore, on 30 June 2020 you will be required to pay your insurance premium in full but only a quarter of your ADAQ Membership subscription.

For more information and to read the terms and conditions, please refer to the direct debit form .

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.