Bed & Breakfast Association NEW ZEALAND


New Zealand’s national bed and breakfast association working exclusively to support bed and breakfast operators.


Interested in opening a B&B and aren't sure what your responsibilities and obligations are?  Click here to see our Quick Fact Sheet


Need further information? Purchase our Guide to Running A Successful Bed & Breakfast ($80 for non-members and $35 for members).  This has been compiled by experienced Bed and Breakfast operators and provides excellent assistance for both new and existing B&B businesses. These Operational Guidelines detail basic operating and legal requirements as well as many extra tips and hints to improve your guests’ satisfaction and enjoyment. 

Contact the Association Secretary, Fiona Rollings, for further information


We help our Members by ...


Providing shared professional expertise


The Association works for its members providing continuing up to date information in relevant areas such as health and safety, insurance, ACC, etc., and enables you to provide a world class service to your guests by the provision of best practice guidelines, business support and training. Along with a business listing on our website, the ability to network with members in your region and our Bed & Breakfast Conference, the Association empowers bed and breakfast owners to effectively manage challenges that have the potential to adversely affect the viability of their businesses. 

The Association also lobbies Government and Local Bodies on issues ensuring their policies and regulations are favourable to bed and breakfast owners.  We work with other accommodation associations and tourism bodies to ensure the voice of bed and breakfast owners is heard in the tourism industry.


Providing member resources from marketing to management


Regular updates are provided to members on issues affecting bed and breakfasts.  This, combined with the members’ section of our website, an invaluable resource for Bed & Breakfast owners providing up to date news and information, ensures our members have all the information and resources required to run a successful business.

Check our separate website where we market our members' properties -  All these properties are quality assessed and full members of the Association.


Membership is open to different sectors


The Association’s membership is open to four home based accommodation sections:

  • In home bed and breakfast with a maximum of 10 guests
  • Self contained unit with a maximum of 8 guests; and
  • Commercial bed and breakfast with a maximum of 20 guests.
  • Any other home based accommodation provider that the Association, in its absolute discretion, deems suitable.


Members belonging to our Association must meet minimum quality standards and their properties are assessed on joining and at three yearly intervals – giving assurance to travellers that those properties promoting the Association logo provide a first-class quality experience.


Annual subscription fees


The membership fee for full membership of BBANZ is $285 including GST (and ongoing $260 per annum)

 If you are thinking about opening a bed and breakfast and need help and information then join as an Associate Member ($130) and upgrade to a full membership when your business opens.


Apply for Association membership now


To read our membership criteria and code of practice –click here.

For an application form to become a Full Member – click here; 

For an application form to become an Associate Member - click here; or

Contact the Association Secretary, Fiona Rollings, for further information


A united voice is essential to ensure the interests of bed and breakfast owners are recognised and promoted at all levels of local government and within the tourism industry.


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