About Us

Australian Bookkeepers Association (ABA) was incorporated with a broad set of objectives that are designed to advance the cause of the bookkeeping profession. ABA is a recognised professional association for BAS agents by the Tax Practitioners Board.

The Australian Bookkeepers Association difference:

  • ABA is governed by bookkeepers.
  • ABA is proudly 100% Australian.
  • ABA's governance structure allows for greater involvement from members.
  • ABA's membership is priced at only $77 per annum (or complimentary for members of ABN).
  • ABA is software-neutral, and does not accept financial support from software houses.

ABA would like to acknowledge Australian Bookkeepers Network (ABN) for fully funding its establishment.

How we help membersAbout ABA

  • Relevant Experience - ABA members receive a reduction in the required hours of relevant experience when applying for or renewing a BAS agent registration with the Tax Practitioners Board (from 1400 to 1000 hours).
  • Representation - Representation in more arenas that affect you as a bookkeeper
  • Training & Learning - Focus on training and education
  • Be Involved - The opportunity to become more involved in your profession
  • Your Say - Further opportunity to have your voice heard and ideas presented to the appropriate bodies, organisations and government departments
  • Information Flow - Better information flow from arenas in which ABA represents its members

Specifically ABA focuses on:

  • Representing the interests of the bookkeepers in all appropriate forums;
  • Complying with BAS agent association requirements as per TASA;
  • Training and learning;
  • Providing appropriate avenues for bookkeepers to air and exchange views;
  • Fostering stronger connections within the bookkeeping industry.