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).

2020 Membership Subscription Fees

All memberships are for the 2020 membership year (1 January - 31 December 2020).

Membership Category

Early bird rate (if paid by 09 Dec 2019)

Full rate

Full time (more than 30 hours per week working in any physiotherapy or management role). $621.00 $690.00
Part time (30 hours or less per week working in any physiotherapy or management role). $306.00 $340.00
First and second year graduate (from AUT or University of Otago undergraduate physiotherapy programmes) $261.00 $290.00
Non-earner $153.00 $170.00
Retired (not practicing in either clinical or management, aged 60 years or over) $63.00 $70.00
Overseas member (living overseas and registered with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand) $135.00 $150.00
Student (undergraduate student of AUT, University of Otago or Wintec physiotherapy programmes) $0 $0
Physiotherapy assistant $90.00 $100.00
Affiliate Member - Engaged in the business of physiotherapy $340.00$340.00
Affiliate Member - Interested members of the public $340.00$340.00

Affiliate Member
These are new membership categories created under the PNZ Constitution. Perfect if you’re engaged in the business of physiotherapy or an interested member of the public. Please note if you’re a physiotherapist registered under the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand, you’re not eligible for these membership categories. 

Parental Leave

If you are going on or returning from parental leave, 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

Going on Parental Leave

Time period that will begin Parental Leave

Currently working Full-time (30 hours or more per week in any role).

Currently working Part-time (less than 30 hours per week in any role).

1 Jan – 31 March $300.00 $212.50
1 April – 30 June $430.00 $255.00
1 July – 30 September $560.00 $297.50
1 October – 31 December Full year rate Full year rate

Coming Back from Parental Leave

Time period that will return from Parental Leave

Will be working Full time (30 hours or more per week in any role).

Will be working Part Time Hours (less than 30 hours per week in any role).

1 Jan – 31 March Full year rate Full year rate
1 April – 30 June $560.00 $297.50
1 July – 30 September $430.00 $255.00
1 October – 31 December $300.00 $212.50

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 graduate 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 2020 they were not a member in 2019)

The prorated membership will be calculated in the following way:

  • 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020 – 100%
  • 1 July 2020 to 30 September 2020 – 50%
  • 1 October 2020 to 31 December 2020 – 25%

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

The payment options for 2020 will 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 and we can discuss alternative options to help.

Instalment payments would only be available for individual members and memberships would need to be fully paid by 31 May 2020.

This instalment option is only available for the full time and part-time memberships.

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.

Apply for membership


To renew, log in using your current email address and password. Once logged in click on the RENEW MEMBERSHIP button and follow the prompts.