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:
- Directory of Official Information(external link) – this website helps members of the public to exercise their rights under the Official Information Act 1982 effectively
- Office of the Ombudsman(external link) – guidance on the official information legislation prepared by the Ombudsman
- A list of datasets we have created(external link)
- Responses to selected Official Information Act (OIA) requests of public interest.
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.
Requests by post
Response times and charges
How to follow up or make a complaint
Refusing OIAs and withholding information
Making a request for personal information
If you need to request for your personal information, you can directly contact the appropriate service provider at MBIE.