Membership of the Circolo Italiano is open to all people interested in the Italian language and culture, irrespective of their nationality, religion or political creeds.
Students of Italian classes must be members of Circolo Italiano or Club Garibaldi. Stated course fees are exclusive of Circolo Italiano Membership.
The Patron of the Circolo Italiano is, ex officio, the Italian Ambassador in Wellington, currently His Excellency Fabrizio Marcelli.
The Committee that runs the Circolo Italiano is elected, each November, at an Annual General Meeting. For 2018 it comprises:
Life membership may be awarded to members of at least 10 years standing, who have given exceptional service to the club. Life membership may only be conferred at an Annual General Meeting.