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National Office

ReceptionAddress for deliveries and couriersPostal address
Mātauranga House
Level 1
33 Bowen Street
Wellington 6011
Mātauranga House
Upper Basement
33 Bowen Street
Wellington 6011
PO Box 1666
Wellington 6140

DX Number: SR51201

Phone 64 4 463 8000
Fax +64 4 463 8001

Accessible entry and carpark information

Local Ministry offices

Contact our local offices and find out how our education advisors can help you.

COVID-19 education workforce payroll

If you work in a primary or secondary sector school or kura and have a question about how your pay has been affected by schools closing you should contact your school payroll administrator.

School payroll administrators use:

Employees without a school payroll administrator to contact use:

Traumatic incident team

If your school or ECE needs support to manage a crisis. This phone number is manned 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

To contact the Traumatic incident team phone 0800 848 326.

Learning support

For referrals to a local office or if you have a query about Learning support

Phone 0800 622 222


Go to our Complaints page

Website technical or accessibility queries

Phone 64 4 463 8000

You can also use our feedback form.

Education Gazette

Phone +64 4 917 3990

For a detailed list go to:

Education Gazette contact page(external link)

Research and data requests

Phone +64 4 463 8000

Media enquiries

Phone +64 27 560 5387

Social media

Find us on:

Facebook(external link)

Instagram(external link)

Twitter(external link)

LinkedIn(external link)

YouTube(external link)


Email or ring the privacy officer if you want to check personal information that we hold.

Phone + 64 4 463 8000

Go to the Legal and privacy web page

Resourcing queries

Questions about funding, school staffing, reimbursements to schools

Phone +64 4 463 8383

Early childhood education

General queries
ELI (early learning information) queries



Phone: 0800 323 323

Education Service Desk 

Login and support queries for schools and tertiary applications

School applications(external link)
Tertiary applications(external link)

Phone 0800 422 599
Web: Education Services(external link)

ESOL refugee education co-ordinators

Go to the ESOL contact web page

Employment relations


International education

Phone +64 4 463 8000

OIA requests

Make a request under the Official Information Act.



Phone: 0800 BUS2SCHOOL (0800 287 272)

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