How to Join
Joining the NZSA is easy. We have highlighted some information below that you might find useful when signing up. Join today!
The Society offers different categories of membership. If you are on the SMO MECA (relevant for many in ‘MOSS’ and ‘Fellow” positions), then please select Full Membership option as you will be able to claim back the full membership fee from your DHB. Read more about which membership you might need below.
Annual subscriptions are based on membership category and are determined annually at the NZSA AGM.
Choosing your membership type
Active members will be practising Anaesthetists in New Zealand. Membership will include a subscription to the AIC Journal. You may be eligible to claim these fees back from your DHB and if you work in Private Practice, these are tax-deductible
Trainee Members will be practising Anaesthetists in New Zealand who are working towards a postgraduate qualification in Anaesthesia.
Associate Members will be persons other than Anaesthetists practising in New Zealand, who would normally be Full (Ordinary) Members. This criterion can be extended to include non-anaesthetic pain physicians with the approval of the Executive Committee. They can also be anaesthetists in fellowships overseas. Associate members will receive Society membership correspondence, including Society publications such as the magazine, all will be able to attend Scientific meetings. They will not be eligible to vote or hold Executive office or form part of the quorum at meetings of members.
The NZSA offers free membership to Pacific anaesthetists working in the Pacific. Pacific members will receive Society membership correspondence, including Society publications such as the magazine, and will be able to attend Scientific meetings. They will not be eligible to vote or hold Executive office or form part of the quorum at meetings of members.
Retired members will have been active members of the Society but are no longer engaged in the practice of Anaesthesia.
Honorary Members will be persons who due to their special interest in, or conspicuous services to the Specialty of Anaesthesia, are nominated by the Executive Committee and elected at a General or Special Meeting as Honorary Members. Honorary Membership will normally be conferred upon persons who have been of direct service to the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists. They will not be expected to take an active part in the Society’s affairs and will, if anaesthetists, usually reside in countries other than New Zealand. They will not be eligible to vote, hold office or form part of the quorum at meetings of members.
Life Members will be members of the Society who have made outstanding contributions to Anaesthesia in New Zealand, and/or to the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists. They will be nominated by the Executive Committee and elected as Life Members at a General Meeting of the Society. They will be eligible to vote, to hold office and form part of the quorum at meetings of members.
New Full members have the option to pay a pro-rata amount at any stage of the year, up until 30 November. After this date, any new registrations will be registering for the next subscription year i.e., a full subscription will be payable.
If you are a new member tick no for returning members’ question. Fees are reviewed yearly at the NZSA Annual General Meeting.
If you are a returning member tick yes and fill in the respective years. Returning members are required to pay the full annual membership year fee regardless of when they re-join. Please note that all returning members will be presented for ratification at the next Executive Committee Meeting.
We ask all our members to complete in full the details on the form so that your records are current and accurate. We ask for your year of birth and gender: this helps us to obtain accurate demographics of our membership which allows us to better represent the community we are supporting.
Once you register your details, you will be directed to a payment screen to pay your subscription (if applicable).
Upon completion of payment, you will be sent an automated acknowledgement of your registration as well as details to gain access to the members’ only section of the website. For those logging in for the first time, we would recommend resetting your password after logging in. Once the process is completed, access to the members’ only section will be triggered.
Credit Card payment (Visa or MasterCard) via the website is preferred but you can also pay by internet banking into our account: 02 0168-0240227-000 (BNZ) referencing NZSA Subs and your name to assist with payment reconciliation.
The membership year is 1 January to 31 December, with fees reviewed at the NZSA Annual General Meeting. Members who have not paid by 31 January will not be able to access member pages until their membership is renewed.
If you are on the SMO MECA (relevant for many in ‘MOSS’ and ‘Fellow” positions), then please select the “Full Membership” option as you will be able to claim back the full membership fee from your DHB.
Trainee membership is free. This does not include the AIC Journal; however, you have the option of adding the journal subscription to your trainee membership for a fee.
Sometimes members take a break from membership, for example, if they are travelling overseas for a fellowship year or going on maternity leave. If you are not able to claim back your fees during this period, please contact us so we can put your membership on hold or provide you with a short-term solution. Contact the Membership Manager.
Ordinary members can claim back their fees or a percentage of their fees depending on their FTE when working in public under the Collective Agreement.
Private anaesthetists can claim all or a portion of their fees as a business expense depending on the portion of their private practice.
View the NZ DHB Senior Medical and Dental Officers Collective Agreement.
Some DHBs have policies or guidelines that may place tighter restrictions on claiming professional body subscriptions. Please contact ASMS for clarification if this occurs.