The Official Information Act gives New Zealanders the right to request official information.

To make a request, please email, phone or write to us with specific details of the information you are looking for, along with your contact details.

Phone: 0800 943 600
Post: OIA co-ordinator | PO Box 2351 | Wellington 6140 | New Zealand

We publish selected official information responses on our website to provide additional resources for those seeking information and to improve transparency.

We do not publish requests for personal information (which can include requests by companies). These requests are decided under Part 4 of the Act, and are not published due to the requestor’s right to seek to correct information and because of the need to protect personal privacy and/or commercially sensitive information.

Responses relating to open investigations are generally not published on this register, due to the need to avoid likely prejudice to the maintenance of the law.

Go to the OIA register

When will you hear from us?

We will respond to your request no later than 20 working days after we receive it. In some cases, we may need to ask for an extension – if we do, we will contact you.

Will you get all the information you ask for?

We may need to withhold certain information. If we need to do this, we will give reasons why in our response. Read more about why we can withhold information.

More information

Making an official information request –
Directory of official information – Ministry of Justice
Office of the Ombudsman