Access, discuss, develop, test

Our Community Contributor registration is free and is designed to encourage widespread participation in the industry-led development of API standards. API Centre Community Contributors may be:

  • An individual or someone representing an organisation.
  • Working on the development or iteration of a relevant API offering.
  • Considering Standards User registration in the future.


  • Use our sandbox, powered by Middleware NZ, to test your innovations against the standards.
  • Receive updates about the standards.
  • Receive invitations to our API community events.

How to become a Community Contributor

Complete our online application form and agree to the terms. We’ll review your application and once approved, provide you with login details for the sandbox.

Overseas applicants

Our API standards and our sandbox are designed for use in New Zealand. If you’re based outside of New Zealand but are wanting to use our standards to provide a service to Kiwis, we’ll be in touch to discuss your application.