Self Containment Officers
The NZMCA has over 400 volunteer self containment testing officers nationwide who are qualified to inspect vehicles against the ‘New Zealand Standard for Self containment of motor caravans and caravans’ – NZS 5465:2001.
NZMCA testing officers are members of the association who volunteer their time to help inspect members' vehicles and promote responsible motor caravanning through certified self containment.
Financial members are welcome to login to the members section of this website and contact a local testing officer(s) to arrange a vehicle inspection at a convenient time and place. Along with vehicle inspections, testing officers are available to assist financial members with any queries relating to vehicle certification against the Standard.
When contacting an NZMCA testing officer please remember they are volunteers and observe reasonable hours preferably between 8:30am to 8:00pm.
As this is a volunteer service we ask that you arrange a convenient appointment time with the testing officer and take your vehicle to them, otherwise the officer may seek mileage reimbursement from you. Some testing officers are registered plumbers who operate their own businesses and therefore may charge a fee for their time. It is noted in the Contact Search section on the members’ side of the website if a fee may apply. When arranging a vehicle inspection, please ask the registered plumber to confirm their inspection fee.
Interested commercial operators, e.g. vehicle hirers, manufactures, and dealers, should contact the national office on 09 298 5466 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can help you.
Please note, the NZMCA does not offer this volunteer service to non-members.
To find a self containment officer close to you, log into the Members Portal and find one under Contact Search.