Maps terms and conditions

To use the Wellington City Council maps, we require you to read and accept the following Conditions of Use.


Access to the Wellington City Council online maps is a free service offered by the Wellington City Council. Your use of maps is conditional upon your explicit acceptance of the terms and conditions set out in these Conditions of Use and is entirely at your own risk. The Council does not accept any responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions on maps or any liability for any damage or loss caused by your reliance on or use of the information contained on maps. Consequently, the Council excludes all liability for any injury, death, loss, damages, costs or expenses resulting directly or indirectly from the use of the GIS (Geographic Information System) data contained on maps and any maps or information derived from it.

Accuracy statement

The GIS data on maps has been compiled from a number of sources and may not be an accurate, complete or correct representation of the actual property boundary locations or characteristics, buildings, structures, amenities, or any other information shown. This data is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Council does not warrant that maps will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available is free of any virus. The Council recommends that you independently verify the accuracy, currency and reliability of any information made available via this service and upon which you intend to rely. The GIS data on this site may be amended and updated by the Council without notification. There may be significant delays before data is updated to reflect changes in an area.

Intellectual property

Content on the maps comes from a variety of sources and some is the intellectual property of third parties. Unless stated otherwise, all intellectual property rights in, to and in respect of the information, data and materials appearing on the site (including copyright, trade marks, trade names and logos) are and remain the property of either the Wellington City Council or the third parties who have licensed their intellectual property to the Council. Information may only be used as permitted under the Copyright Act 1994.

Technical support

The Council does not provide technical assistance or support for any applications used to view maps. The Council may elect to discontinue maps without notice. Please note maps may be unavailable at times without notice due to maintenance.


The Council reserves the right to amend the Conditions of Use at its discretion. Your continued use of the site following such amendments will represent an agreement by you to be bound by the amended Conditions of Use.

Property information

The property-related data provided on this site is not intended as a replacement for the more accurate and current information that is included in a Land Information Memorandum (LIM) Report obtainable from the Council, or a title search obtainable from Land Information New Zealand, or users making any other investigations regarding properties. Users should contact the Council's Building Consents and Licensing Services to view files relating to a particular property and to discuss any proposed activity in respect of that property before the proposed activity is undertaken.

Title information (not ratepayer information)

The title information is a copy of the public information received monthly from Land Information New Zealand. Personal ownership information is not displayed. It can be obtained from the Land Information NZ website. Ratepayer names and contact addresses are held in the Rating Information Database and this personal information is not available from this site. Ratepayer contact details can only be obtained from the Wellington City Council's Service Centre, 101 Wakefield Street, except where the ratepayer has requested privacy.

Water and drainage information

The water and drainage data on this site is provided to assist in planning works that are in proximity to water and drainage infrastructure. The Council supplies water and drainage data in good faith, however site surveys and inspections appropriate to the work proposed should be carried out as part of the design process. For services to be marked out or surface openings to be located call the Wellington City Council on 04 499 4444.

Solar radiation

The solar radiation information provided on this site is indicative only, and serves the purpose of raising awareness and informing further investigation. Site specific analysis of solar energy and other environmental factors should be fully investigated for engineering design and investment. Wellington City Council does not guarantee the accuracy of solar information on any site.

Vertical Datums

For 40 years, most heights in Wellington have been measured in relation to a reference surface called Wellington Vertical Datum 1953. There is now a national height datum called the New Zealand Vertical Datum 2016 (NZVD2016). In Wellington, the difference between the two datums is approximately 40cm. When using heights, it is important to know which datum was used. As an example, an object that has a height of 10.0m in relation to Wellington Vertical Datum 1953, will have a height of approximately 9.6m in relation to NZVD 2016. Current mean sea level has a height that is about 12cm below the reference surface for NZVD 2016 or about 28cm above the reference surface for Wellington Vertical Datum 1953. The +28cm is because of ground movement and sea level rise since 1953.

For further information, refer to LINZ information on Vertical Datums