Community & culture

Community and Accessibility Awards

These awards recognise the valuable work being done in our community.

Community resources

Find out about resources that support neighbourhoods, non-profit groups and community organisations ...

Community Directories

Use the CommunityFinder directory to find community groups and venues.


    Enjoy art in Wellington. Find out more about the artwork that's on display, art programmes available...

    Housing support

    The Council provides affordable housing for people with low incomes and special housing needs.

    Tō tātou taone reo Māori | Our te reo city

    Wellington City Council has a vision for our city to be bilingual by 2040.

      Community centres

      Wellington's community centres offer resources, support services and activities to improve the quali...

      Community gardens

      Wellington has 16 community gardens on Council and privately-owned land. These gardens are run by vo...

      Community safety

      Information about how to stay safe in Wellington city, and Council safety initiatives.


      Wellington City Council operates two cemeteries, at Karori and Makara. There is a crematorium and tw...

      Citizenship ceremonies

      New Zealand citizenship ceremonies are held every month.

        Council venues for hire

        The Council has a range of indoor and outdoor venues that you can hire for your next event or functi...

        Diverse communities

        The Council has programmes and projects to support and celebrate our diverse communities.


          Heritage places are important in shaping the character of Wellington city. They are part of what mak...


          Wellington Central Library is closed until further notice.

          Māori community

          Wellington City Council aims to work with Wellington Māori to strengthen the capability of all to ac...

          Settlement Support - Wellington

          Free information about living, working and studying in Wellington city.

            Pacific Island communities

            The Pacific communities are a vital part of Wellington. The Council has a number of initiatives desi...

            Senior citizen communities

            These services, facilities and activities around the city can make daily life easier and more enjoya...


              Volunteers contribute significantly to many community organisations, civic services and events. The ...


              The Council supports youth by funding youth-focused organisations and services, and providing a voic...