Website terms and conditions


Wellington City Council has made every reasonable effort to provide accurate information on this website. However, the Council does not present this information as advice and does not accept responsibility for actions taken based on reading it.

The Council does not guarantee that:

  • website visitors will have uninterrupted or error-free access to, and use of, the website
  • the website or any files available for downloading will be error-free or free from viruses, faults or defects
  • the content of the website is accurate, complete, or suitable for a particular purpose. Website visitors must rely on their own judgment in relation to any matter of that type.


The Council is not affiliated with any person whose goods or services are linked to or from the website or any linked site. The Council does not sponsor, endorse or approve of any of those goods or services. The Council cannot guarantee that external sites are accurate or that they will operate correctly.

Online transactions

By using any online services on the Council's website, you accept and agree to be bound by the online transactions terms and conditions.

Online transactions terms and conditions

Privacy statement

The collection and use of personal information by the Wellington City Council is regulated by the Privacy Act 2020. Under this Act, personal information may be collected only for a lawful purpose connected with a function or activity of the Council and only if necessary for that purpose. Such information must, as a general rule, be collected directly from the individual concerned and that person must be told why the information is needed.

Wellington City Council will use personal information only for the provision of Council services and will not make personal information available to the public except where authorised by the Privacy Act or other legislation. For more information, see the Council's customer privacy statement.

Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

All enquiries about or formal requests for information in terms of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, or the Privacy Act 2020 should be in writing to:

Wellington City Council
PO Box 2199
Wellington 6140

Making an official information request


Nearly all content is licensed under Creative Commons. Unless noted as an exception, you are free to copy, distribute and adapt the material, as long as you attribute the work to Wellington City Council and follow the other licence terms.

Read the licence – Creative Commons website


  • Some material linked to, included in or referenced on this website is owned by people or organisations separate to Wellington City Council. This material retains the status given to it by the relevant copyright holder. The licence referred to above does not apply to such material, and no licence to use it is granted to a user of this website.
  • Attribution to the Wellington City Council should be in written form and not by reproduction of any such emblem, logo, or Coat of Arms.
  • The Wellington City Council emblem may not be used in any way that infringes any provision of the Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981, or would infringe such provision if the relevant use occurred within New Zealand.

How to attribute material

If you publish, distribute, or otherwise disseminate this work to the public without adapting it, use:

“Source: Wellington City Council and licensed by WCC for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence."

If you adapt this work in any way or include it in a collection, and publish, distribute, or otherwise disseminate that adaptation or collection to the public, use:

"This work is based on/includes WCC data, which is licensed by Wellington City Council for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence."

Who to contact about using material from this website

If you have questions about material from this website, contact the Website Management team.

Using images from Wellington City Archives

Images from the Wellington City Archives featured on this website may only be used for private study or research purposes. They may not be used for any other purpose without the permission of the Council. To ask for permission or digital copies for reproduction, fill in the Archives queries and requests form.

This website has some text and other items that are used with the copyright holder’s permission. These items are provided on this website for the purpose of personal and non-commercial study (such as school projects, family and local history research). You may not reproduce, in print or electronic format, these items without first getting permission from the copyright holder.

For written permission to use these items for any purpose other than personal and non-commercial study, please contact the copyright holder. Specific copyright statements may accompany individual items. The Council has made every effort to contact copyright holders. Please let us know of any errors or omissions so they can be corrected.

Website use

Website visitors are not allowed to do anything which alters the website, or interferes with or affects its working. This includes removing anything from it, adding anything to it, linking it to another website, and distributing any part of it to anyone else.

Automatic Harvesting (BOTs) Disclaimer

Other than approved search engines the use of bots, spiders or any other software to download information from this website automatically, is strictly forbidden and illegal. We consider this a serious offence, as these programs put a heavy load on our systems. We use an abuse detection system, which reports illegal use of this website to the website administrator. The internet service provider can be contacted to report the abuser.

It is forbidden to systematically retrieve data or other content or any materials from this website to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation database, directory or the like, whether by manual methods, through the use of “bots” or otherwise.

If you have any queries contact the Website Management team.