ACA Membership

The ACA offers two types of memberships to those working in or associated with the aged residential care sector:

Care facility membership

Membership for aged residential care providers.

Affiliate membership

Membership for those associated with the aged residential care sector, such as suppliers and bodies.

The more members and support the ACA has, the stronger our collective voice and the more influence we have.

  • We lobby government to shape policies and create an environment that helps our members provide outstanding quality care.
  • We provide leadership on issues that impact on the success of our members, including the sector’s defence of the Equal Pay Case currently before the courts.
  • We produce valuable research, professional development opportunities, information and publications to help our members make informed business decisions, improve capability and keep them up to date with sector developments and initiatives.
  • We deliver an exciting annual conference, trade exhibition and awards programme, providing members with access to new ideas, information, networking events and a forum to discuss challenges and opportunities.

Our Structure


Our Chief Executive is Hon. Tracey Martin. Click here to read more about Tracey and the NZACA team.

Our Board

ACA has an influential Board representing our diverse membership. The ACA Board of Directors consists of seven elected representatives (one for each voting region and a chairperson), two large operator representatives and one appointed member. All Board Members are providers in aged residential care homes. The Chairman is Simon O’Dowd.

Our Branches

We have branches operating in 13 regions providing members with local networking opportunities and practical support.