Membership is open to any person meeting the relevant membership grade requirements (subject to approval).

The Institute seeks to support our members by encouraging innovation and highlighting their role in improving environmental health.

We raise the status and appreciation of environmental health (including health protection) with national government, employers, the media and other stakeholders.

The Institute also works to promote high professional standards, knowledge and competencies of environmental health practitioners.

Membership Benefits

  • Website (access to members only website content)
  • Web based discussion forum
  • Regional meetings and network of Centres
  • Discounted national conference
  • Access to Special Interest Groups
  • Eligible for membership of the International Federation of Environmental Health
  • Continuing professional development opportunities.

Membership Grades

There are grades of membership to cater for anyone involved in environmental health in New Zealand.


For those with a recognised tertiary qualification, working in a field related to environmental health in New Zealand.

Full members of the Institute are entitled to use the initials MNZIEH.


For those  who do not hold a relevant qualification but work in environmental health, or those qualified but not currently working in a field related to environmental health. 

Associate members of the Institute are entitled to use the initials ANZIEH.


Student membership is open to anyone studying a related course with a view to working in environmental health, or a related field after graduation in New Zealand. Student members of the Institute are entitled to use the initials SNZIEH.


The flat rate corporate membership was dis-established in the 2016 Rules.  Moving forward, anyone with 6 or more people invoiced for membership on the same invoice will be eligible for a 10% discount on the invoice total.


There is no initial joining fee to become a member of the NZIEH, just an annual membership subscription.

The annual subscription varies dependent on the membership grade held.  For new members joining for a part year, the subscription is charged pro rata (based on a April 1st financial year).

Overseas members pay the same subscription rate as those within New Zealand (if based overseas please apply for associate membership).


Full year subscription

Full member

Associate member

Student member

Annual subscription from 1st April 2021 $150.00 $105.00 $75.00
All subscriptions GST exclusive

Click here to apply to become a member.


Use this link for information on fees to use the NZIEH website to advertise a vacancy