Make a request for official information

This page allows you to make an online request to us under the Official Information Act (OIA).

The Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) helps New Zealand Citizens, permanent residents and anyone in New Zealand access information held by government organisations and Ministers. This promotes openness and transparency and enables greater public participation in government.

Official Information Act 1982(external link) — New Zealand Legislation website

Before you make a request

Before making an OIA request, check out our other sources of information as you may find the information you need is already publicly available:

If your request relates to your personal information or the status of a particular application, please visit that service’s website.

You can make a request for Official Information via our online form or you can make a request by post.

Official Information Request form

Making a request for personal information

More information on our privacy statement

If you need to request for your personal information, you can directly contact the appropriate service provider at MBIE.

Last updated: 24 January 2023