Who can be a member

In broad terms, anyone in New Zealand who is employed in the public sector or in delivering public services (including working overseas for a New Zealand public agency) is eligible to become a member of the PSA provided that they qualify as set out below. (Note: The Executive Board may from time to time approve eligibility for membership for workers employed or engaged to be employed in other agencies or industries.

Potential members include workers employed or engaged to be employed in the following agencies or industries
  • Public Service
  • State Sector (other than the District Health Boards) and associated bodies
  • District Health Boards
  • Community Public Services
  • Local Government
  • Contractors in one or more of the areas listed above (at the discretion of the Executive Board);
  • PSA staff;
  • other workers (at the discretion of the Executive Board or National Delegates Congress).