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You must Register first before applying to join online. Please note this is an initial application only - you may be asked to supply more information.


Click Here to apply online to become a member


To join you need to:

  • Complete an NZIS application form. Note - you will need to Register first and then use your log-in to gain access to the online Application Form. Please note this is an initial application only - you may be asked to supply more information. Include attaching a Curriculum Vitae document to your online application.For assistance 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. Please note that if your application is not accepted, this fee will not be refunded. You can pay this fee online when you have registered: Click Here

  • Provide information on your professional qualifications (load up your Curriculum Vitae to your online application)

  • Provide information on your professional experience.(load up your Curriculum Vitae to your online application).

Anyone can apply to become a full member however acceptance is dependent on your qualifications and professional experience.


The Rules of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors Incorporated April 2013 outline the criteria and process for application. Applications must be made on the NZIS Membership Application Form. These are reviewed by the Membership Services Committee, the local NZIS Branch and approved by the NZIS Council.

Before applying it is recommended that you read the Rules of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors Incorporated April 2013 and Code of Conduct.

Spatial Membership Offer

NZIS expanded its constitution in 2013 to encompass the spatial community and at the same time created a Spatial Professional Stream. New members from the spatial community have been joining NZIS following a special membership offer that is open till the end of May 2015.

Download: Spatial Membership Offer Information


Download Forms:


Upgrade Your Membership Form - Associate to Voting -Upgrade to Voting Member for Associate Members (former Technical and Professional Associates)


Consulting Surveyors of New Zealand (CSNZ)

To join CSNZ you need to:

  • Complete a CSNZ application form
  • Be a full member of NZIS
  • Be a practicing surveyor

CSNZ is a division of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors. Any full member of NZIS, who is in practice is eligible for membership of the Consulting Surveyors.

Complete the CSNZ Membership Application Form and email to csnz@surveyors.org.nz or post to P O Box 2853 Wellington.

For subscription details and membership enquiries contact: Liz Blake, Secretary: csnz@surveyors.org.nz

Download Form :

CSNZ Application Form


Cadastral Surveyors Licensing Board

The NZIS Admissions Panel Membership qualification process currently satisfies the Cadastral Surveyors Licensing Board requirements with respect to gaining a Licence to Undertake Cadastral Surveys pursuant to Sections 22 and 23 of the Cadastral Survey Act 2002.

For further Information: Admissions Panel Circular 2013 -2013.

Moving to New Zealand?

Many surveying professionals have moved to New Zealand and find their skills highly valued and transferable. If you are considering this move please contact the National Office for information or assistance.