Wellington Education factsheet
These fact sheets give practical information about living, working and studying in Wellington city.
Services - Information about services and utilities available in Wellington, such as electricity, gas, phone, internet, rubbish collection, and safety and police services.
Wellington Services (268KB PDF)
Employment - What you must have to be able to work in New Zealand, looking and applying for jobs, employment support for newcomers and job seekers from a non-English speaking background, and information about starting your own business.
Wellington Employment (242KB PDF)
Education - All children 6 - 16 years old in New Zealand must go to school. Find out about education for the different ages, how to enrol your child at school, out-of-school care, national examinations, and classes to help learn the English language.
Wellington Education (220KB PDF)
Health - Information on New Zealand public health care system including emergency services, how to choose a family doctor (GP) and access medical specialist services.
Wellington Health Care (288KB PDF)
Banking, Money and Taxation - How to choose a bank, set up a bank account and organise your money. Find out how to apply for a tax number (Inland Revenue Department (IRD) number), and information on income tax and government financial help.
Banking, Money and Taxation in Wellington (243KB PDF)
Transport - Public transport systems in Wellington including bus, trains and airplanes. Information on driving in New Zealand, buying a car and how to get a New Zealand driver's licence.
Wellington Transport (250KB PDF)
Rental Housing - How to find a place to live when you arrive in Wellington, how much rent will cost and your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
Wellington Rental Housing (207KB PDF)
Buying Property - When you're new to the country, buying property is a big decision and investment. It's important you get expert advice and do your research about the property and the cost of owning property.
Wellington - Buying Property (374B PDF)