(Closed) Register Office in New Zealand

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
8430 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

This is the street view on google maps of the where the births, deaths and marriages registrar is in Auckland (99 Albert St)     (https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-36.849007,174.763279,3a,90y,292h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sxd-En5IErgCL1tLdY-QH8A!2e0!6m1!1e1)

Fromt he information I could find you might actually need to get married at the District court and not the registrars office.

Here is the government website that deals with marriages


You will also need to check on the requirements of your own country in regards to getting married overseas.


Post # 3
967 posts
Busy bee

There are two registry offices in Auckland – one in the CBD (99 Albert St), and one in the suburb of Manukau (20 Lambie Drive).  I’m not sure what the buildings look like, I’m afraid.

Information pertaining to getting married in NZ can be found on the Department of Internal Affairs website:


ETA: On second thought, I agree with PP – I think those are probably just offices, with the actual ceremonies taking place at a courthouse.

Post # 4
46403 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999



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Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages<br /> PO Box 6147<br /> Auckland 1141<br /> Level 6, AA Building<br /> 99 Albert Street<br /> Auckland 1010<br /> Freephone: 0800 22 52 52 (New Zealand only)<br /> Phone: (+64 4) 463 9362<br /> Fax: (+64 9) 362 7908<br /> Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm, except Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm

street view


Post # 6
8430 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Lavendar0:  Why not get the licence and then hire a celebrant and get married somewhere else? There are millions of pretty locations in Auckland.

This is the rotunda in Albert park

Post # 7
110 posts
Blushing bee

I agree with PP, why not find a celebrant and get married somewhere else! There are so many beautiful beaches and parks around here, there is no need to get married in an ugly building (unless you really want to).

There’s loads of info on the process, including how to apply from overseas, here: http://www.dia.govt.nz/diawebsite.nsf/wpg_URL/Services-Births-Deaths-and-Marriages-Marriages-Frequently-Asked-Questions?OpenDocument


ETA: I know in a lot of other countries you have to have the legal/civil ceremony in a registry before you can have your church/location wedding. NZ is different – there is no need to do two, you can do it all at the same time in your church/location, as long as you have an official celebrant. 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by  TwinklesNZ.
Post # 9
110 posts
Blushing bee

Lavendar0:  No problem! I’m sure you’ll find the perfect spot for it.

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