Your fees are based on the amount you earn from acting. If you earn most of your income from other work, you could be eligible to pay the reduced rate.
The reduced rate is for actors who earn less than $15 000 per year from acting. Juvenile actors (under 17) pay a further reduced amount.
The free student membership is for full-time final year acting students only, for one year only. There is no free student membership for all three years of study, for those students in a three year course. All students’ free membership ends in the March after your course finishes. If you are a student, you must supply your bank details in order to be activated as an Equity member, even though you will only be debited in March of the year after your course ends.
Please choose the correct rate from the table below:
2017-2018 New Zealand Equity Membership fees (inc. GST)
||Fees per week
|Juveniles earning under $7000 (reduced rate)
||$1.78 per week
|Actors earning under $15 000 (reduced rate)
||$4.79 per week
|Actors earning between $15 000 and $29 999 per year
||$9.58 per week
|Actors earning between $30 000 and $78 999 per year
||$13.99 per week
|Actors earning between $79 000 and $103 500
||$21.01 per week
|Actors earning over $103 500 per year
||$26.64 per week
Free student membership is available to students in their final year of acting study at one of the following training institutions. Please note, payment details need to be taken for student memberships but no fees will be taken whilst on student membership. Please select where you are studying.