The Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) helps New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and anyone in New Zealand to access information held by governments and government agencies.

First time making an OIA request?

We recommend reading the Ombudsman's advice for requesters.

Making official information requests : a guide for requesters(external link)

How will we respond to your request?

The State Services Commission outlines how all government agencies will repond.

How agencies will respond to information requests(external link)

Will there be a cost?

You may be asked to pay a charge depending on the amount of time it takes us to supply you with the information. Read the Ministry of Justice's guidelines to see when we may charge.

Guidelines on charging for OIA requests (external link)

Make an OIA request

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Are you eligible to make an OIA request?

Your details

Your request

To help us identify the information you are looking for, try to be as specific as you can about the documents, information-types or time period you need.  If we are not sure what information you are looking for, we may need to contact you to ask before we can begin working on it.

Personal information consent

I agree to my details being used for the purposes of my request. I understand my data will be held securely. I have a right to change or access my information. (See our Privacy notice for more details).