Occupational Therapy New Zealand*

Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa

Supporting and representing occupational therapists since 1949

Occupational Therapy New Zealand - Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa (Inc) provides services, support, representation and networking opportunities for occupational therapists. OTNZ has members across all occupational therapy practice areas within New Zealand and abroad.

Occupational Therapy New Zealand - Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa (Inc) is a member of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

* previously known as the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists (NZAOT)


Joining OTNZ

New or renewing members- please contact the OTNZ office

New student or retired members - please contact the OTNZ office.

For member rates - click here.

Download hardcopy (pdf) member form for 2014 - 2015.

Poster of cost benefits of full membership

Note: early bird discount ends 30th April 2014


Do you work for a DHB?

If you are employed by a DHB or under the Allied, Public Health, & Technical Multiemployer Agreement, then you are entitled to a reimbursement. This may be at least $409.00 of your OTNZ membership subs. See MECA for detail specific to your DHB and work situation.


6th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress 2015


APOTC 2015


LATEST NEWS: OTNZ members can register for APOTC at the super early bird price!

Please visit the APOTC website to register for this fantastic event.



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Occupation occupies our body, mind and spirit. Meaningful occupation must drive our inquiry and distinguish our practice. Our therapies must engage mind, body and spirit - Suzanne M. Peloquin