About Equity New Zealand
E pā ana ki Equity

What is Equity New Zealand?
E pā ana ki te uniana nei

Equity New Zealand is a community of performers working together to build an vibrant, thriving, diverse industry that operates with creativity and professionalism.

Thanks to the strength and unity of our members, we have secured recommended contracts and guidelines which now form Industry best practice in New Zealand.We continue to improve rights and conditions for performers every day, with a particular focus on the right to collectively bargain in the screen industry.

Equity New Zealand works alongside the Equity New Zealand Board and the Equity Foundation to develop programming that goes to the heart of performers’ needs – skills development, community building, international training opportunities and much more.

Equity New Zealand champions wellness, equality and inclusion industry-wide.

If you are a professional professional performer, you are Equity.

Ngā herenga

We are affiliated to the following organisations:

  • New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi, the peak union body in New Zealand https://www.union.org.nz/
  • Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, an Australian union and the home of Actors Equity in Australia https://www.meaa.org/
  • International Federation of Actors, a global federation of performers trade unions https://fia-actors.com/

New Zealand Actors Benevolent Fund

New Zealand Actors Benevolent Fund is a non-profit charity supporting entertainment professionals in need. The fund provides assistance to past and present industry professionals living with injury, illness or disability. Through compassionate and confidential support, we help entertainment professionals throughout NZ maintain their health, dignity and ability to work.

Donations are tax deductible. Go to the NZABF website to learn more and donate.