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Membership is available for anyone aged 14 or over.

Categories of membership:

    • Senior – any member aged 18 years or older at the beginning of the financial year
    • Junior – any member aged 14 to 17 years at the beginning of the financial year
    • Family – a partner, child or grandchild of a senior member. Does not receive national newsletters.
      Child or grandchild must be under 18 years of age at the beginning of the financial year (1 March).
    • Superannuant – a senior member entitled to National Superannuation.
    • Student – 18 years or older full time tertiary student. Must carry Student Identity Card valid for the whole year
    • Associate – A person who wishes to maintain an association with the Branch, but does not participate fully in Branch activities.
Associate members are able to participate in North Auckland Branch competitions, however they cannot enter National competitions. Associate members are also not covered by the NZDA liability insurance, do not receive the NZ Hunting & Wildlife magazine, and cannot sit on Branch or National committees.
    • Affiliate - If you are a full member of another NZDA branch, you can apply for affiliate membership.  Affiliate members have all rights as for Senior or Superannuant members, including access to facilities and branch events.  Affiliate members DO NOT pay capitation to the national association - they have already done so at their "home" branch.

Fee Structure (as at 1 March 2024)

Period starting

Full Year & Renewal –


April to February

Senior 18+ yrs


 1/12 of the annual fee per month remaining

Junior 14-17 yrs


 pro rata as above





 pro rata as above



 pro rata as above
Associate $195* pro rata as above
 Affiliate $120* pro rata as above
 New Member Administration Cost  $10  $10

* A Facilities Fee of $60 is included in this fee, replacing previous range cards and range fees.

Existing members must renew their membership annually at the full rate and will be sent a reminder notice.

What do you get for your money? 

(apart from a rifle range, a clubhouse and a bunch of new mates)

  • Hunter National Training Scheme (HUNTS) courses.
  • A national body to lobby government organisations to help protect your sport.
  • National photography, hunting, and shooting competitions.
  • New Zealand Hunting and Wildlife magazine. (online)
  • Monthly branch newsletters.
  • Branch party hunts.
  • Regular centre fire and rim fire shooting competitions at the local rifle range.
  • Escape from the suburban life into the New Zealand outdoors.
  • $10 million liability insurance with a $1 million extension under the Rural Fires Act and including exemplary and punitive damages.  (View the insurance certificate here)

Membership Approval

As part of the membership approval process you will be required to attend a members club night and complete an interview with a committee member to finalize your application approval. If your membership is approved at the meeting, you will be required to pay your membership fees at this time - EFTPOS facilities are available.

Members nights which you can attend for your approval interview are listed on our events page and calendar.

Ready to Apply?

Go to our membership application page  Join up

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