Join The Vegan Society of Aotearoa, New Zealand

Become a member of our Society and help the planet.

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Becoming a member of the Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand helps us grow as a society and as a community; enabling us to provide support for vegans and to promote a vegan lifestyle within New Zealand.

Signing up to one of our Vegan Society memberships, from as little as $60 for the year, enables us to continue with our work to help more people to become vegan in Aotearoa. 

Members are given exclusive discounts from our business members, a free copy of our quarterly magazine – New Zealand Vegan and Plant Based Living, get invitations to events, lots of good karma and a greater chance to make your voice heard.

Adding a donation to your membership fee helps us meet the cost of running events, markets and Vegan Living Talks, as well as pay for materials such as stall kits, expo fees, flyers and banners, that help us promote the growth of veganism within New Zealand.

The Vegan Society is a registered charity which means you are entitled to a tax rebate on donations on top of membership cost (you can do this online through myIR on the IRD website).

We currently offer 5 Vegan Society membership options:

Browse our options to find the best membership option suited to you!
Membership Questions? We're here to help!

If you have questions regarding memberships or donations, please email us at

You can also call us on 021 102 7317 (Mon-Fri) 9am to 5pm. 

Alternatively, you can use our online contact form and request a call back from us. 

Membership information, terms and conditions
The following are our terms and conditions of membership and you should read carefully as they set out your rights and obligations as a member of The Vegan Society (a “Member” or “you” in what follows).

The Vegan Society Aotearoa is a registered charity No. CC45333.

Our postal address is P.O. Box 78111, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1245.
It will be referred to as “The Vegan Society” or “we” in these terms and conditions.

We are a national charity that encourages and supports a vegan lifestyle and vegan choices for the sake of all animals and for the good of the planet, through:

  • Our Vegan Awards Program that recognizes, promotes and rewards vegan business.
  • Advocating veganism at a national level in the media, changing hearts and minds of the New Zealand public.
  • Educating and supporting Kiwis through our online resources; Vegan Living talks, Vegan Challenges, public appearances at expos and via our lifestyle magazine.

3.1 The membership benefits are as follows:

· Membership card

· Member discounts

· Quarterly magazine, Vegan and Plant-Based Living

· Quarterly members newsletter

· NEW! Access to UK’s The Vegan quarterly magazine – a UK or NZ society members-only product.

· A greater chance to make your voice heard

· Lots of good karma

3.2 The Vegan Society does not guarantee the provision of member discounts however we will endeavour to keep the online discount list up to date and will follow up on any member complaints and the withdrawal or changes to the discounts provided.

3.3 A welcome email with membership card PDF attached will be sent to you within 3 working days of receiving your payment.

You will receive your first magazine in the post within 14 working days if the current issue has been out for six weeks or less, or by PDF link if the next magazine is due in 6 weeks or less. (You will always get 4 printed issues).

3.4 Where you are not a resident of Aotearoa New Zealand, you will be sent a PDF version of the magazine each quarter.

3.5 If a member moves outside of NZ whilst a paper-based member, The Vegan Society will revert to sending a PDF copy of the magazine.

3.6 Membership is for one individual only and membership benefits are personal and cannot be transferred or assigned.

3.7 Membership benefits shall cease on a Member’s death or an individual ceasing to be a Member.

3.8 We reserve the right to vary, amend or withdraw these rights and benefits at our discretion.

4.1 You can pay for your membership using a credit or debit card. If you live in NZ you can set up a Direct Debit:

Direct Debit: This is our most popular payment method, and it helps The Vegan Society keep administration costs down. Through the Direct Debit Guarantee, you are protected and have the right to cancel payments whenever you wish. You can choose to pay monthly or annually.

Credit or debit card: We use PayPal to take card payments. You will be directed to their website where you should select the option to pay by card. You do not need a PayPal login to do this.

Paypal: You can set up your Paypal account to make a renewing auto subscription to us. We will update it with any increased fees after emailing you to let you know.

4.2 The credit/debit card information you provide for a membership transaction is used solely for the purpose of processing that membership transaction and no card details are kept on record.

4.3 If you are not using your own credit/debit card to pay for the membership, you must ask permission of the credit/debit card holder before entering payment details. When you subscribe to become a member of The Vegan Society you are confirming that you have obtained the express prior permission of the credit/debit card holder.

5.1 You can cancel your membership at any time. We would be grateful if you could let us know the reason why.

If you are paying by Direct Debit you can cancel at any time by simply contacting your bank or via internet banking. Please also let us know that you wish to cancel your membership by email on

If you are paying annually you can cancel by contacting the admin team on We will stop any payments being taken if you are using Paypal at the time of notification of cancellation.

If you are paying by Paypal you can cancel your subscription via your account but please let us know by contacting the admin team by email on

5.2 Subject to clause 5.3, all membership fees are non-refundable once payment has been received.

5.3 If you change your mind about your membership you must let us know no later than 14 days after your membership is granted. You do not need to give a reason to cancel, but if you do decide to cancel, we will refund your payment within 30 days of your cancellation.

If you wish to cancel your membership and request a refund for a payment that you have made, please contact our admin team by email on