Membership

How do I join the NZMA?
The easiest way to join is online. Click here to join now.
Or you can email julie@nzma.org.nz or call us on 0800 65 61 61 and we can send you an application form.

I've lost my NZMA membership card, how do I get a new one?
Please email julie@nzma.org.nz with your request, or call 0800 65 61 61. Please ensure you include your mailing address so we send it to the correct place. 

 

Group membership

A number of the doctors in our practice are members/would like to become members. Does NZMA offer group membership?
Yes, group membership is available:
  • 5-9 doctors in group: 15% discount
  • 10-19 doctors in group: 25% discount
  • 20+ doctors in group: 50% discount
The discount applies to full membership subscription, or low income rate (if applicable), and payment is made via the group rather than by individuals. At least 75% of doctors in the group must become members to be eligible for the discount. For more information or to apply for group membership, please contact Operations Manager Anna Phipps: anna@nzma.org.nz or call 0800 65 61 61. Please click here for the information flyer.

Overseas

I'm about to move overseas, how does this affect my membership?
While you are overseas you are eligible for a reduced overseas membership rate. Before you move, please email julie@nzma.org.nz or call us on 0800 65 61 61 with your new overseas contact details so we can invoice you correctly and stay in touch with you while you are out of NZ.

I'm an overseas doctor who has just started practising in New Zealand. Can I join the NZMA?
We welcome membership from overseas doctors who are registered to practise in NZ. If you are a member of your home country’s Medical Association, we are pleased to offer you 6 months’ FREE introductory membership to the NZMA. You should receive an invitation to join NZMA soon after you are registered in New Zealand; if you have not received this and would like to join the NZMA, please email julie@nzma.org.nz or call 0800 65 61 61.


Your subscription

Where can I find a copy of my membership subscription invoice? I need this information for tax purposes/to give to my employer for reimbursement.
Please email our Membership Coordinator julie@nzma.org.nz with which year you require the invoice for and this information will be sent to you within seven working days. Please note that we can only include details of subscription payments that have actually been made to date. 

What is the NZMA membership subscription year?
Our membership subscription year runs from 1 October to 30 September. Each October you will be sent, via mail or email, a renewal letter and membership invoice.

What is the salary level for the low income membership subscription?
To be eligible for the low income membership subscription, you must earn below $80,000 (gross) per annum, or work less than 4 sessions per week. To access this rate you will need to sign a low income declaration. If you think you may qualify for this rate, please email julie@nzma.org.nz

I think I'm being charged the wrong membership rate—how can I check?
If you think you are being charged the wrong rate, please contact julie@nzma.org.nz or call us on 0800 65 61 61. We base your membership subscription rate on the information you have provided for us when you became a member. If your situation changes (for example you obtain Fellowship and are employed as a consultant/GP; you reduce your hours and subsequently your income; or you retire or move overseas) please let us know so we can ensure you are on the correct rate, and keep our database up to date.

 

Updating your details 

How do I update my contact details?
To update your contact details please email julie@nzma.org.nz. Where possible, please include your NZMA membership number or MCNZ number. Or you can use the 'Contact Us' link on our website or call us on 0800 65 61 61.

Medical Students

I'm a medical student; can I be an NZMA member?
Yes. When you start medical school, you will be given the option of signing up for joint membership with your University medical students' association (either AUMSA or OUMSA), NZMSA and NZMA. Most medical students sign up via this option. If you did not sign up via joint membership you can still join at anytime for a one-off membership subscription of $40 which will last until you graduate. You can join online here. Or please contact julie@nzma.org.nz or call 0800 65 61 61 for more details.

Trainee Interns

I'm a Trainee Intern graduating in November, what happens to my NZMA membership?
When you graduate you will be moved from medical student membership to our RMO rateyou'll be sent a renewal letter and invoice in November. Prior to graduation, we offer all Trainee Interns a special membership offer for your first year of RMO membership, which is $10 per month providing you sign up to pay by direct debit ($90 total for your first year of RMO membership). We contact all Trainee Intern NZMA members before graduation with information about this offer, so keep an eye on your email inbox.

Retirement

I'm about to retire, how does this affect my NZMA membership?
As long as you are fully retired and no longer practicing, you are eligible for our reduced retired rate. If you are only semi-retired, you may be eligible for our low income rate if your total yearly earnings are below $80,000 (gross), or you are working less than 4 sessions per week. If you are fully retired, aged 65 or over AND have been a member of the NZMA for over 30 years, you are eligible for our Honorary rate which is free life membership. Please contact us before you retire so we can ensure you are being charged the correct rate.

Subscription payments

How can I pay my NZMA membership?
You may pay your membership in two ways:
  • one lump sum (via credit card, cheque or direct debit) OR 
  • monthly via direct debit.
Information about payment methods is included with your membership subscription invoice, sent to you each October. Please note we cannot take direct debits from credit cards. You will need to fill out a Membership Direct Debit form to pay by direct debit. If you would like to change the way you pay your membership subscription, please email julie@nzma.org.nz or call 0800 65 61 61.

Can I pay my membership subscription online?
Yes, click here to visit our secure payment facility. Please note: payment is by credit card only.

When are direct debit payments processed?
If you have chosen to pay by monthly direct debit, your membership payment will be debited from your nominated bank account on the 20th of each calendar month. Direct Debit payments are taken out 10 months of the year (there are NO payments taken in September and October).

How do I change the bank account you take my direct debit payments out of?
To change the bank account we have on file for you, you will need to fill out a Membership Direct Debit form and return it to us. You can find a copy of this form here. If you are only wanting to change the suffix of your bank account, please email julie@nzma.org.nz with your request (you do not need to fill out the form).
Please note: Direct Debit payments are taken out on the 20th of each calendar month (excluding September and October), if you wish to change your account number we need to receive a completed Membership Direct Debit form by the 15th of the month in order to make the change in time.


Website login problems

How do I log into the NZMA website?
For most users, your log in details will be:
  • Username: the email address we have on file for you
  • Password: your NZMA Membership Number. 
If you want to check either of these, please email julie@nzma.org.nz or phone us on 0800 65 61 61.

I can't seem to log into the NZMA website?
Please see above for the details required to log into our website. If you have tried this and you still cannot log in, please contact us via email julie@nzma.org.nz or call us on 0800 65 61 61 (between the hours of 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday). Please note: for security reasons, you will be locked out of the log-in system after three unsuccessful attempts. In this instance you will need to contact us (see details above) so we can unlock your login.

I forgot my password, how can I reset it?
You can reset your password by clicking here, or by clicking on 'Forgot password?' which is below the log-in boxes on the home screen of our website. You will be asked to enter your username, which is the email address we have on file for you. An email will be sent to you with instructions on resetting your password.