Community & culture

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.

    Arts

    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.

    Our approach to begging

    Begging on the street is a growing issue we’d like to solve collectively so all Wellingtonians feel ...

      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.

      Cemeteries

      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...

        Ethnic communities

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

          Heritage

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

          Libraries

          The Council owns and manages 12 branch libraries.

            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...

                Volunteering

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

                Youth

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