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Official Information Act requests

You can request information held by the National Library and the Department of Internal Affairs under the Official Information Act 1982.

However, under section 2(1) of the Official Information Act "official information" does not include information contained in:

  • library or museum material made or acquired and preserved solely for reference or exhibition purposes; or
  • material placed in the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa by or on behalf of persons other than Ministers of the Crown in their official capacity or departments; or
  • any oral history provided to the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa in accordance with section 10 of the National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa) Act 2003.

Making Official Information Act requests – Department of Internal Affairs


Email: OIA@dia.govt.nz

Phone: 0800 25 78 87

Post: OIA Request
Department of Internal Affairs
147 Lambton Quay
PO Box 805
Wellington 6140


You can also fill in a public OIA request on fyi.org.nz — your request and our response will be published.