Associate and Fellow
Membership

In an industry that employs over 133,000 real estate professionals and hit new record lows for ‘ethics and honesty’ in 2021, setting yourself apart and gaining your client’s trust is tougher than ever. 

Becoming an Associate or Fellow of the Real Estate Institution of Australia cements your expertise, advances your career and demonstrates your integrity.



Make your move to join an elite club of the most talented and acclaimed real estate professionals in the country.

Make your move to raise the standards of our industry. 

Make your move to celebrate your achievements and community contributions.

Make your move to network with well-respected peers.

REIA Associate and Fellowship: It’s your move

How to apply for Associateship of the Real Estate Institute of Australia

Associateships, or AREIs, are awarded to talented and community-minded real estate practitioners, who are committed to furthering best practise, play an active role in their local Real Estate Institutes and within their local community. 

To protect the prestige and exclusivity of this accolade, you must meet certain criteria to apply. 

The application fee is $300 + GST

To apply, fill in the online application form and email it to reia@reia.com.au. You will only be required to pay the application fee if your application is approved. 

How to apply for Fellowship Membership

Fellow members have held Associate Membership for 7 years and have played an active role within the real estate industry for over seven years. 

Fellows have a proven track record of serving the industry and actively contributing to the profession and local community.  

To protect the prestige and exclusivity of this accolade, you must meet certain criteria to apply.

The application fee is $850 + GST

To apply, fill in the online application form and email it to reia@reia.com.au. You will only be required to pay the application fee if your application is approved. 

FAQ's

The application fee covers the costs of the administration of the Associateships and Fellowships and maintaining alumni networks and is tax deductible.

Your application needs to be endorsed by your local State and Territory Institute (you must be a member to apply) and approved by the Real Estate Institute of Australia. This cycle generally takes a full business quarter.

Feedback will be provided to you by your local State or Territory on key areas of development required to ensure future successful applications. These accreditations are about excellence in the industry and are not simply ‘tick and flick’.

We recommend you encourage your suitably qualified peers to apply for Associateships but members of the industry must submit and pay for their own application. Only Associates are eligible to seek Fellowship accreditations.