Ordinary Membership

Join more than 230 other engineering and consulting firms in Aotearoa and become a member of ACE New Zealand.

Who is ACE New Zealand?

We enable our members to compete, excel and thrive. We lead, connect and shape the future of New Zealand and assert and preserve the importance and credibility of our sector.  

Why join us?

Over 13,400+ engineers and consultants work for firms that are members of ACE New Zealand. Together, we’re a collective voice shaping the future of Aotearoa.  

Your ACE New Zealand membership gives you:

  • Access to member-only resources and downloads  

  • Enhanced business skills through events, webinars, workshops and masterclasses 

  • A listing in our online member directory

  • Weekly industry news delivered straight to your inbox  

  • Prestige and peer recognition through the ACE Awards  


To apply for an Ordinary ACE New Zealand membership, your firm must:  

  • ba resident or incorporated in New Zealand 

  • have staff with knowledge and experience in consulting in the natural and built environment to give impartial and competent advice 

  • have professional indemnity insurance policy for no less than $500,000 

  • bconstituted so that all control and management decisions are made by people who: 

    • are institution members in the class of Fellow or Chartered Member, or 

    • hold professional qualifications which in the opinion of the ACE New Zealand Board are equivalent to those of Institution members 

    • are members of a profession or organisation upholding a Code of Ethics compatible with that of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) 

  • abide by the ACE New Zealand Rules 

Rules of ACE New Zealand

All members agree to abide by the ACE New Zealand rules

Quality management

All members agree to abide by the ACE New Zealand Policy on Quality Management


You pay an annual subscription based on the size of your firm as of 1 January each year.   

We take the base rate of $782+GST (as of 1 April 2022) and apply a unit rate that is applicable to the size of your company.  

Payment is halved into two invoices sent in April and September each year. 

Calculate your membership fees

The process

  • Submit your application online

  • We confirm all details are submitted correctly

  • We contact your referees

  • One of our ACE New Zealand Regional Chair's will interview you 

  • We ask for feedback on your firm from our current members - see Pending Members

  • We take your application to our next board meeting for review and vote

Apply for an Ordinary Membership