Become a Member

 And you get a lot of value.

What is involved

You will get benefits and savings across fuel, insurance, training, sourcing local and overseas staff, advice and assistance with spraying and transport regulations.

You will receive a tailored diary including the agricultural vehicles guide.

As an RCNZ member you support a Code of Ethics and Code for Employing Overseas Staff.

Allied Petroleum

Allied Petroleum is a preferred bulk fuel supplier to Rural Contractors. Its diesel fuel delivery service and order management system ensure onsite fuel delivery into your storage tank.



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Affiliate benefits

As an RCNZ member, as well as direct benefits from our sponsors, you will gain  affiliate benefits from RCNZ’s work with Government and other agencies.

These include:

1. Getting skilled machine operators here under the Approval in Principle scheme.

2. Watching issues and providing input on your behalf to GrowSafe, WorkSafe, Federated Farmers, Responsible Care NZ, Agricultural Leaders Health and Safety Action Group, NZ Police – Commercial Vehicle Safety Team and Connexis – our Industry Training Organisation


You can attend our annual agrichemical roadshows around regional centres to stay up to date with the regulations and requirements (click here).

And your fees also help fund bringing together events including our national RCNZ conference , registration and programme here.


And you can access the accreditation programme we run for Registered Contractors.


    Your annual membership for Rural Contractors NZ – currently $505 a year – works out at less than $10 a week.

      If you would like to learn more about becoming a member please get in touch with us.