Join the Network

Advocacy, networking, peer support, regular and informative publications, reduced rates at the Network’s annual conference and media promotion are some of the benefits of Network Membership.

Membership covers Full and Associate categories and caters for a wide range of rural clinicians and affiliated people and organisations. 

Two options are available for paying Network Membership levies: a significantly discounted practice rate and an individual rate.
The practice rate offers a tiered pricing structure based on the number of staff per practice. This rate collectively gives all staff in a practice Membership under the existing categories:

  • Full Membership with voting rights (Rural GP/MOSS and Rural Nurse/Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner, Rural Hospital Nurse.
  • Associate Membership with no voting rights (Midwives/Rural Practice or Hospital Managers/Other Health Professionals).

Invoicing across all categories takes place electronically each July.
The Network also offers the option of dual membership with the New Zealand Rural Hospital Network (NZRHN). 

The Network is the foremost professional organisation advocating for the rural general practice workforce to benefit the rural communities they work in. The Network’s focus includes raising awareness in Government of the importance of rural general practice and the wider rural health team in supporting the economic backbone of the country.

Ongoing issues include:

* The provision of equitable after-hours services
* Reviewing the Rural Ranking Score
* Succession planning in the rural general practice workforce.

 The Network also incorporates a locum recruitment service – NZLocums.

NZLocums is the only Government-funded rural General Practitioner and Nurse Practitioner recruitment service in New Zealand.  Under this Ministry of Health contract general practitioners with a rural ranking score of 35 or more are eligible to apply for a two-week break once a year as well as assistance with filling long-term and permanent vacancies.



Membership Categories and Fees


(including GST)



Rural Nurse/Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner/Rural Hospital Nurse



(including GST)

Student Nurses and Doctors

$52.00 (one-off fee for duration of training)



Rural Practice or Hospital Managers


Other Health Professionals (whose scope of practice is under HPCA Act)


Friends (other individuals)


Affiliate Organisations (PHOs, MSOs, Corporates)




All prices include GST

Up to 5 staff members - $360.00

6 -10 staff members    - $745.00

11-20 staff members   - $1387.00

21-60 staff members -   $1902.00

61-plus staff members - $3000.00




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Individual rate – complete the details below.
Practice rate – contact Membership Manager, Rob Olsen on 021 472 556 or email

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