Join Equity NZ
Hono mai

Why join Equity New Zealand?
He aha koe e hono ai ki Equity?

Equity New Zealand is the largest creative guild in Aotearoa. We are an effective and respected advocate for NZ performers  in live performance, screen and recorded arts.

Your membership ensures better pay and conditions for us all.  You will be represented by a board of elected NZ performers who actively lobby government and industry bodies on behalf of performers.  We provide extensive professional development opportunities and social events, and we welcome you into our whānau.

Joining Equity NZ is a mark of professionalism and pride in your work.  Every person who works as a performer can help us to improve the lives of all performers in Aotearoa. Join with us today –  when we work together, we are strong.

Ki te kotahi te kākaho ka whati, ki te kāpuia, e kore e whati”
(If there is but one toetoe stem it will break, but if they are together in a bundle they will never break).
Kīngi Tāwhiao


For us, it’s about fairness. Equity NZ is committed to giving NZ actors a unified voice. We believe this is the only way we can build strong relationships with our industry partners.


As well as having Equity NZ fight to give Kiwi performers a fair deal, there are also a number of other benefits to being a member, including a range of discounts, and the use of our Self Test Studio.

Apply today

It’s easy to apply online by simply filling out our application form here. If you have any questions before joining, feel free to contact us.