The (Tung Jung) Association was founded in 1926 by the Chinese who immigrated to New Zealand from the Tung Gwoon (Donguan) and Jungsen (Zengcheng) hence Tung Jung, districts in the Guangdong province in Southern China.
All Chinese whose ancestry are from the counties of Tung Gwoon (Donguan) and Jungsen (Zengcheng) in Guangdong province in China are invited to apply for membership to the Association.
The original Tung Jung Association Building was located in the so called "Chinese Quarter", at 2 Frederick Street, Te Aro, Wellington, one block north of Haining Street. The Association inhabited this building from 1926 until 1991.
From 1991 until 2002, the Association was located on Webb Street.
From 2002 until present, the Association has been located at 33 Torrens Terrace.