Home Midwives Membership Annual membership fees

Annual membership fees

The annual fee depends on a member’s category at the time of joining or renewing membership. All fees are GST inclusive.

Please scroll down for category definitions.

Registered or student midwife

Self-employed * $765 (graduate/low earner $574) #
Employed * $380 (graduate/low earner $285) #
Non-practising/unwaged * $60
Overseas resident $72
Students * $60 per annum


* See fortnightly/monthly payment options for these categories only.

# Scroll down to Definitions for Low Earner eligibility.


Non-midwife associate

Associate with indemnity $347 (low earner $260) #
Associate without indemnity $60
Affiliate organisation $60
Individual consumer $33


# Scroll down to Definitions for Low Earner eligibility.

Journal-only member

Post Journal within New Zealand $60
Post Journal overseas $72



A practising midwife who claims from Section 94 or is paid an untaxed fee


A practising midwife who is employed under a MECA,  or other collective or individual agreement and not claiming from Section 94 and is paid a taxed fee


New graduate midwives in their first year of practice receive a 25% discount

Low earner rate

A 25% discount may apply to Employed, Self-employed and Associate with Indemnity members, whose gross income from all sources during the last financial year was less than $25,000. This reduced fee is not automatically renewed, you must re-apply every financial year, by supplying Proof of earnings (e.g. a tax summary or a letter from your accountant).

Non-practising/ unwaged

A midwife who is on maternity leave, is not currently employed, or has retired and is not practising midwifery

Overseas resident

An individual member who resides overseas. Professional Indemnity Insurance cover is NOT provided


Currently studying towards a Bachelor of Midwifery in New Zealand


An individual who is not a registered midwife but is a member of an allied health profession (e.g. a childbirth educator or a neonatal nurse). Associate members have the option to include Professional Indemnity Insurance

Affiliate organisation

A consumer group or organisation that wishes to receive the College Journal and Midwife Aotearoa magazine

Journal-only membership

Available to educational institutes that wish to receive a printed copy of the Journal