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New membership card introduced 1 July 2012

Your membership card should look like this. Any other style will not be accepted if being presented overseas. Please get in touch if you need a new-look membership card.

About joining
By joining the National Trust you are helping us help landowners protect special natural and cultural sites on their land. We greatly appreciate your support.

In June 2015 we celebrated the registration of the National Trust’s 4000th covenant. Landowners around New Zealand are together protecting around 180,000ha of special places with their covenants — an area around the size of Stewart Island/Rakiura. This is something they can be very proud of, and something for the rest of New Zealand to also celebrate. Contributions from donors, benefactors, and financial members have made an important contribution towards achieving this marvellous milestone. Thank you so much for your support!

Administration of new memberships

New memberships take around 4 weeks to process, which we do once a month, towards the end of the month. The time it takes to process a new membership depends on the time of the month the application has been lodged, the National Trust’s weekly internal accounting and payment scheduling, and confirmation of receipt of payment from our bank.

All memberships have the same anniversary date - 1 November to 31 October.

New members are encouraged to join in or around October. If people wish to join at other times the following formula will be used:

Joining between November and April — membership will expire the following October

eg, Join in February 2016 — membership will expire on 31 October 2016. This may mean a shorter membership period in the first year of a new membership.

Joining between May and October — membership will expire in October of the following year

eg, Join in August 2015 — membership will expire on 31 October 2016. This may mean a longer membership period in the first year of a new membership.

Member benefits

A year's subscription (two issues a year) to our magazine Open Space™ 

Entitlement to nominate and vote for two members onto the QEII National Trust Board of Directors. *

Special deals from time to time.

Free or discounted entry to properties owned or administered by the following organisations:

National Trust (UK)

National Trust for Scotland

National Trust of Australia (all states)

Barbados National Trust

Bermuda National Trust

Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

Gibraltar Heritage Trust

Japan National Trust

National Trust for Zimbabwe

Aroha Island Sanctuary (Kerikeri, New Zealand)

*To be eligible to nominate and vote members onto the QEII National Trust Board of Directors, membership must be current at from November of the year preceding elections (voting papers are sent out in December) and not expire before 31 March of the election year itself. Elections are held every three years. The next Board member elections will be held in 2016. The call for nominations and voting information will be sent out towards the end of 2015.

Take a look at the 'places to visit' pages on this website to find out about covenants with free public access or that can be visited by prior arrangement (entry fees may apply).

QEII National Trust covenantors automatically become members once their covenant is registered.

Financial membership types (prices in NZ$ and include GST)

  • Individual $30
  • Family $45
  • Life $550
  • Corporate - business $75
  • Corporate - non profit organisation $50

Financial members must currently reside in New Zealand and have a New Zealand postal address.

To join QEII:

We need some information from you in order to populate our membership database and manage your membership.

Please download our MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM, fill it out and post it to QEII National Trust, PO Box 3341, Wellington 6140


Phone us on 04 472 6626, or from outside Wellington on 0800 4 OPENSPACE (0800 467 367). You will need to use your credit card to join over phone.

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