Memberships

Membership is open to all duly qualified surgeons who are recognised as, and who practice as Specialist General Surgeons. No restrictions shall be imposed on any person by virtue of religious or political beliefs, gender, nationality, race or age, but the Society shall have the right to refuse membership to any person without assigning any reason thereof.

Full membership runs from 1 April to the following 31 March. The current fee is $520.50 incl GST. Fees are reviewed annually in March and ratified at the AGM.

The full list of fees payable can be found on the Membership page.

To Pay for your Membership CLICK HERE 

Index
Subscription category
Subscription

1

Active Fellows under 65 years of age

Full subscription

2

Active Fellows 65 years of age and over

50% of applicable subscription

3

Senior Fellows 70 years of age and over

No subscription

4

Fellows permanently residing overseas

50% of applicable subscription

5

Fellows who are also a FRANZCO or FRANZCOG

50% of applicable subscription

6

Fellows undertaking full time medical research

50% of applicable subscription

7

Fellows undertaking post FRACS supervised specialty training

50% of applicable subscription

8

Fellows on maternity, paternity or compassionate leave

50% of applicable subscription

9

Fellows working in a missionary or similar field

No subscription

10

Fellows only involved in general practice (other than surgery), surgical assisting or part time teaching

25% of applicable subscription

11

Fully retired Fellows

No Subscription

12

Honorary Fellows

No Subscription

13

Special subscriptions to accommodate unusual circumstances

75% applicable subscription

14

Special subscriptions to accommodate unusual circumstances

50% applicable subscription

15

Special subscriptions to accommodate unusual circumstances

25% applicable subscription

16

Special subscriptions to accommodate unusual circumstances

No subscription

17

Surgical Trainees –automatically joined and fee taken from Trainee Fee

50% applicable subscription

 

 

  • Category 1 will automatically apply to active Fellows under 65 unless another subscription category is applicable. Full membership fee is $435.00 inclusive of GST.
  • Active Fellows are those in independent specialist surgical practice which includes operative, specialist consulting, medico-legal practice and other specialist non-procedural and non-clinical work such as surgical administration and academia.
  • Category 2 or 3 will automatically apply to Fellows who turn 65 or 70 before the end of the subscription period. For all other categories the category conditions must exist for more than six months of the subscription period.
  • Fully retired Fellows are those who have ceased practicing all forms of medicine, surgery, medico-legal work and other specialist non-procedural and non-clinical work such as surgical administration and academia.
  • The overseas category includes Fellows permanently residing outside New Zealand. Fellows temporarily residing outside New Zealand qualify after more than five years absence.
  • The Executive Director may set individual special subscriptions to accommodate unusual circumstances including financial hardship.
  • The categories will be cumulative down to 25%,  eg. a FRANZCO Fellow 65 and over or permanently overseas.

How to apply for a subscription category

  • For an subscription other than category 1, lodge a written application to the Executive Director NZAGS, PO Box 7451, Wellington 6242 or email a PDF document to info@nzags.co.nz
  • All applications must be on Fellow's letterhead and include information on the changes in circumstance(s) that may lead to a variation to the subscription category.

NZAGS Membership 2016-2017

Membership is open to all duly qualified surgeons who are recognised as, and who practice as Specialist General Surgeons. No restrictions shall be imposed on any person by virtue of religious or political beliefs, gender, nationality, race or age, but the Society shall have the right to refuse membership to any person without assigning any reason thereof.

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NZAGS Membership 2017-2018

Membership is open to all duly qualified surgeons who are recognised as, and who practice as Specialist General Surgeons. No restrictions shall be imposed on any person by virtue of religious or political beliefs, gender, nationality, race or age, but the Society shall have the right to refuse membership to any person without assigning any reason thereof.

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