How to

Become a PNZ Member

We welcome all New Zealand registered physiotherapists, undergraduate physiotherapy students, and physiotherapy assistants to join Physiotherapy New Zealand.

You’ll need to pay for your membership at the time of signing up. We accept payment by credit/debit card. If your employer is going to pay for your membership, you’ll need to arrange with them to either pay for the membership at time of purchase, or pay for this yourself and claim it back from your employer.

The subscription year is 1 January to 31 December. You will need your Physiotherapy Board number on hand and a credit card (you can also choose to pay via internet banking).


2021 Membership Subscription Fees

All memberships are for the 2021 membership year (1 January - 31 December 2021). The renewals period for 2021 will open on Tuesday 10 November 2020.

Membership Category

Early bird rate (if paid by 15 Dec 2020)

Full rate

Full time: More than 30 hours per week working in any physiotherapy and/or management role and registered with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand (whether practising or not). $621.00 $690.00
Part time: 30 hours or less per week working in any physiotherapy and/or management role and registered with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand (whether practising or not). $306.00 $340.00
First and Second Year Graduate: From AUT or University of Otago undergraduate physiotherapy programmes and registered with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand (whether practising or not). $261.00** $290.00
Non-Earner: Not earning and registered with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand $153.00 $170.00
Retired: Not practicing in either clinical or management, aged 60 years or over and registered with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand. $63.00 $70.00
Overseas Member: Living overseas and registered with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand. $135.00 $150.00
Overseas Member: Physiotherapists who are living overseas, registered in another country and a member of that national physiotherapy association which is a member of World Physiotherapy (formerly WCPT).$135.00$150.00
Student: Undergraduate student of AUT, University of Otago or Wintec physiotherapy programmes. $0 $0
Physiotherapy Assistant: Individuals not registered with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand who are working under the supervision of a registered physiotherapist. $90.00 $100.00
Affiliate Member: Individuals not registered with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand and are engaged in the business of physiotherapy.* $340.00$340.00
Affiliate Member: Individuals not registered with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand and are a member of another recognised health professional membership association AND qualify for membership of a PNZ Special Interest Group.* $340.00$340.00
Affiliate Member: Individuals not registered with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand and are an interested member of the public displaying an active interest or involvement in physiotherapy in New Zealand.*
$340.00$340.00

*Each affiliate member must be approved by the PNZ Executive.
** The early bird rate for First and Second Year Graduates runs until 28 February 2021. 


PNZ Membership Categories

As most members will be aware Physiotherapy New Zealand has a subscription year from 1 January to 31 December, with members asked to choose from a number of membership categories when renewing their annual membership.

On occasion new membership categories are added, such as the Affiliate Member category added in 2019 (for anyone engaged in the business of physiotherapy or an interested member of the public, who is not a registered physiotherapist).

Members’ selection of membership categories is based on an honesty-based system, meaning members select the category which best describes them at the time of renewal. PNZ membership has worked this way for a number of years and it’s a great reflection on the profession that it can operate this way.

PNZ does not monitor members, in terms of the membership categories they select. Nor do we follow-up with members who may have selected an incorrect category. Instead members are reminded of The Physiotherapy Standards Framework, which provide a benchmark of minimum standards expected of registered physiotherapists in New Zealand.

The Aotearoa New Zealand Physiotherapy Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct is built on several principles including trustworthiness and integrity (The Physiotherapy Standards Framework, page 13). This highlights that physiotherapists act with integrity in all professional activities (page 25).

If you’re unsure of the PNZ membership category to select each year, please choose that which best describes you at the time of renewal while adhering to The Physiotherapy Standards Framework.


Parental Leave

If you are going on or returning from parental leave during the 2021 PNZ membership year, PNZ have different membership pricing for you, details of which can be found below. If you would like to join under one of these categories, please email pnz@physiotherapy.org.nz.

2021 Parental Leave Rates

Membership Category

Early bird Parental Leave Rate (if paid by 15 Dec 2020)

Parental Leave Rate (if paid after 15 Dec 2020)

Full-time (more than 30 hours per week in any role) $310.50 $345.00
Part-time (30 hours or less per week in any role) $153.00 $170.00

Prorated Membership Policy

PNZ offers a prorated membership in a specified number of situations:

  1. For those joining PNZ for the first time.
  2. For those signing up for a first and second year graduate (from AUT or University of Otago undergraduate physiotherapy programmes) membership for the first time.
  3. For those returning from overseas to work in New Zealand
  4. For those who wishing to join PNZ, who were not a member in the preceding membership year (i.e. for 2021 they were not a member in 2020)

The prorated membership will be calculated in the following way:

  • 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021 – 100% of the membership fee
  • 1 July 2021 to 30 September 2021 – 50% of the membership fee
  • 1 October 2021 to 31 December 2021 – 25% of the membership fee

Membership Cancellation and Refund Policy

Membership of Physiotherapy New Zealand is an annual membership and therefore no membership refunds are made throughout the year unless under extraordinary circumstances.

Applications for such refunds must be made in writing to Physiotherapy New Zealand and all applications will be considered on a case by case basis. The decision made by Physiotherapy New Zealand will be final.

Any refund of membership fees may incur an administrative fee which will be deducted before membership fees are refunded.


Instalment Payment Policy

Payment options for 2021 PNZ membership include payment in full by credit card or internet banking.

If you are unable to pay your membership due to financial reasons, please contact us to discuss alternative options.

Upon application, an instalment option is available but only for individual full time or part time membership subscriptions and must be fully paid by 31 May 2021.

A member paying by instalment shall be personally liable for the full annual subscription. If these instalment payments are not paid by the agreed dates the membership will be terminated. This may also affect your insurance.


Payment Method

Payment can be made by credit card, debit card or account to account (online) transfer. Please note that we can only accept Visa or MasterCard for payments by card.


Join PNZ for 2021

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Renewing for 2021

Current PNZ members can renew for 2021 from 10 November 2020 to 28 February 2021.  To renew, log into the member website using your current email address and password, then click RENEW MEMBERSHIP. You can renew most Special Interest Group subscriptions at the same time.