Membership Categories, Fees and Criteria


NZIS offers six categories of membership: Student, Affiliate, Associate, Voting Member, Retired Member and Overseas Member.

NZIS Membership Policy(includes requirements).

Membership fees

Membership fees will be set by the NZIS Board and announced annually in June.

Member Category
Annual Subscription
Voting Member
$550 + GST
Associate Member
$350 + GST
Affiliate (Non-Practitioner individual)
$200 + GST
Retired Member (hard copy of publications)
$50 incl GST
Retired Member (email & website access only)
Nil subscription
Overseas Member $200NZ
Registered Professional Surveyor (RPSurv) Application Fee $475+ GST
RPSurv Annual Renewal
$250 +GST (includes one free one hour webinar attendance)

Miscellaneous Fees

Professional Interview Fees - Members: $950+gst; Non-members:$1300+gst .

Cadastral Law Examination Fees - Members: $250+gst; Non-members: $350+gst

Join Now

Register first then apply online here to become a member

For assistance with your application contact NZIS National Office.

Note for Overseas Applications : Registration for overseas members incurs an administration fee of $200NZ which must be paid before your application can proceed. If your application is accepted, this amount will be deducted from your normal membership fee. You can pay this fee online whne you have registered: Click Here

Upgrading Associate Membership to Voting


Upgrade Your Membership Form- Associate to Voting

Code of Conduct for Members

Code of Ethics
Within the Rules of the Institute there is a Code of Ethics to guide the professional behaviour of members:
"All members... are to conduct themselves having regard to high ideals of professionalism, courtesy, personal integrity and public service..."

Conduct of NZIS Members
When you engage a member of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors (NZIS Inc.) to carry out surveying work, you are entitled to expect the work will be carried out to the highest possible standards.

NZIS members engaged in Public Practice are required to use good business practices at all times and ensure their actions reflect only credit upon the surveying profession. Good business practice includes:

Conditions of Engagement

Every engagement is required to be properly constituted and acknowledged, preferably in writing, prior to commencement. The acknowledgement should contain the details of the instructions received, the date of the commencement, the basis of the payment of fees and any other matter that may be appropriate to the circumstances. Any variation to the conditions as may be agreed to from time to time during the term of the engagement is to be confirmed in writing.

Clients are to be kept fully informed and advised on a regular basis concerning the progress of the engagement, of any action required of either the client or the client's other advisers, including any further instructions or variation of instructions which may be appropriate under the circumstances.

Conflict of Interest
Members are not to accept or proceed with any engagement before fully declaring to the client the existence of any conflicting business or other interests which could be deemed to be prejudicial to the interest of the client.

Fees may be charged on the basis of time plus materials plus disbursements or may be derived from lump sums or quotations or tenders as agreed with the client. In all cases the fees charged are to be fair and equitable and should reflect the extent and the circumstances of the work.

Completion of Unfinished Work
Members are not allowed to review or undertake to complete the work of a fellow member or a member of any other profession for the same client without the knowledge of the member and unless it has been ascertained that the connection of the member with the work has been properly terminated in writing and:
All fees due to the member have been paid; or
Arrangements, which are suitable to both parties, have been made to pay all fees;or
Written notice has been received by the member from the client that the extent or the competence of the work or the fees are in dispute.


Prior to a member accepting any commission to complete the work of a fellow member, the member shall write to the fellow member advising that he/she has been approached to complete the work. The member shall not proceed further until he/she has obtained notice in writing from the fellow member that either the provisions of this Governance Policy have been met or that the extent or competence of the work or the fees are in dispute.

Member Advised of Takeover to Respond

Any member that has received notice in writing from a fellow member advising that the fellow member has been asked to complete the members work, must respond in writing within 10 working days advising that:

either (a) the provisions of Governance Policy 21.3.5 have been met

or (b) that the extent or competence of the members work, or the fees, are in dispute.