Care Facility Membership

Care Facility Membership


This membership is for care facilities who provide aged residential care services to older New Zealanders.

The ACA provides a number of services to members, from individual support, representation at national level to seminars and an annual conference.

Membership benefits:

  • Representation: The ACA increasingly represents members in a number of government forums and official committee, as well as to Minister/MPs/Officials, making sure members’ concerns and the sector are represented at the highest level.
  • Training and Professional Development: The ACA operates a number of topical seminar and professional development courses through out the country for caregivers, enrolled nurses, registered nurses and managers, so they can be up-to-date with the latest developments in the sector. All the latest details for these days can be found in our Training Days Section.
  • Individual support: The ACA provides support and advice to individual members, particularly on matters that have potential national or wider membership implications.
  • Engaging the Media: The ACA is the first port of call for the media on aged residential care issues, articulating sector positions and views.
  • Communication: The ACA sends all members fortnightly updates via our In Touch newsletter on sector issues.
  • Branch structure: ACA is organised around 17 branches that provide regional and local support to members.
  • Members only section: All full ACA members have access to our Members Only Section, where the latest information, papers and details are available.
  • Annual Conference: Each year the organisation holds a conference focused on providing interesting and topical speakers on business and clinical sessions. A comprehensive trade area also providers the latest information on products and services to the sector. All the latest details on our next conference can be found in the Conference Section.
  • Bulk purchasing agreements: ACA negotiates with service and goods providers to supply members with discounted rates. All details can be found in the Preferred Suppliers Section.

How to become an ACA Member

  • To become a member of the ACA please complete the care facility member application form.
  • Send your completed application form either via email .
  • Your application form will be acknowledged and processed by the ACA.
  • An invoice will be sent to you. Once this has been paid your membership will be finalised and a confirmation letter sent. At this point you will start to receive all the benefits of being an ACA member.
Download Member Application Form


Member subscriptions run for the financial year 1 July to 30 June and is a pro rata basis. Membership fees can be found on the appropriate membership Application Forms.

Contact National Office if you have any further questions.