DPA membership includes individuals, organisations and families.
People with impairments are entitled to full membership rights in DPA and all other individuals are associate members. Full members can vote in DPA meetings and associate members can speak but not vote.
DPA has a network of regional assemblies made up of DPA members living or based in a region, who advocate on local issues. Each regional assembly elects a Regional Executive Committee that arranges local forums and produces newsletters on local issues.
DPA has regional assemblies with an active Regional Executive Committee in:
- East Bay
- Palmerston North
- Hutt Valley
DPA also has members in the following regional assemblies:
- North Shore
- West Coast
All regional assemblies can be contacted through the National Secretariat.