Immigrate into New Zealand as a Homoeopath

Scope of homoeopathic practice in new Zealand

Dr Mansoor Ali KR

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island and more than 700 smaller islands

Population: 49.2 lakhs

Homeopathy in New Zealand
Immigrants from England brought homeopathy with them, the first homeopath recorded in New Zealand was William Purdie, MD, a graduate of Glasgow, who arrived in December 1849, and settled in Dunedin.

  • The New Zealand Homeopathic Society was founded in 1951 by Alfred G. Grove, a lay practitioner.
  • The New Zealand Institute of Classical Homeopathy was founded in 1987.
  • There are four manufacturing homeopathic pharmacies in New Zealand and a number of chemist shops that offer the lower potencies.
  • New Zealand supports four part-time colleges offering training in homeopathy.
  • There are two small journals: Homeopathica and Homeopathy New Zealand 1

Homeopath can use doctor title despite not being a medical practitioner 4.

Homeopathy and the National Medical Policies
In New Zealand, homeopathic practice comes under common law, the same as in Great Britain. This means that homeopathy can be practised without medical licenses 3

Homeopathy is self-regulated in New Zealand and the regulatory body is the New Zealand Council of Homeopaths which represents the practicing homeopaths in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Council of Homeopaths states in its missions statement that in aims to promote homeopathy as a people’s choice by making sure that high standards of the practice of homeopathy maintained in New Zealand.

Several homeopathy colleges are listed by the New Zealand qualification agency as giving a quality assured education in homeopathy 2.   

Homeopathy Studies in New Zealand
New Zealand supports four colleges that offer training in homeopathy: The Wellington College of Homeopathy, the Bay of Plenty College of Homeopathy, which has faculties in Tauranga, Auckland and Christchurch, and the Auckland College of Classical Homeopathy.

All these colleges have courses that is recognised by the New Zealand Quality Assurance agency.

The New Zealand Council of Homeopaths (NZCH) is the registration body for professional homeopaths in New Zealand. They maintain a register of members who have been formally educated and clinically trained in homeopathy either in New Zealand or overseas.

The NZCH works closely with other allied health professionals and public stakeholders to promote a deeper understanding of Homeopathy as a comprehensive holistic medicine. Working with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in developing agreed guidelines specific to our industry has been a recent accomplishment of our team.

How to register in in new Zealand council of Homoeopaths

  1. Show evidence of a Diploma or Degree in Homeopathy – from NZ or overseas.
  2. Have NZ Resident visa or work visa (we do not assist with this).
  3. Have completed a First Aid Course that is valid.
  4. Have completed a Treaty of Waitangi – done online, also called Cultural Sensitivity Course. (we do not assist with this)
  5. Have a portfolio with all of these things in and any further study proof.
  6. Have completed the IELTS test with a result of 6.5 at least. The International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication.
  7. Attend an interview and complete an assessment.  If you pass this, you begin as an Intern with an assigned Mentor for a year then if you show you are a safe practitioner you may progress to RC Hom. (Registered Classical Homeopath)
  8. Any further questions please contact the secretary on

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Useful links

  1. New Zealand Regulatory Guidelines for Medicines approved Homoeopathy remedies
  2. New Zealand Council of Homeopaths. About the Council. Available from:
  3. New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Qualification Overview. [Online]. Available from:
  4. Homoeopathy in ANZSCO level 1 ANZSCO – Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations


  2. New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Qualification Overview. [Online]. Available from:

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