There are three regional Employment Relations Authority offices: in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The Auckland office covers the top of the North Island, Wellington office covers middle and lower-North Island. The Christchurch office covers the South Island.
COVID-19 UPDATE 12 March 2021
This update sets out arrangements the Employment Relations Authority (the Authority) has made to deal with applications and investigations while Covid-19 Alert Level 1 restrictions are in place (the restrictions). It replaces the earlier update issued by the Authority on 5 March 2021.
In-person investigation meetings are occurring across Aotearoa. Where appropriate the Authority may continue investigations of some matters via teleconference, audio-visual link or by considering written evidence and written submissions only.
Health and safety requirements for in-person investigation meetings
The Authority is committed to keeping parties, representatives and witnesses safe during in-person investigation meetings. Parties and representatives are expected to cooperate with the Authority in respect of any guidance provided.
Lodging new applications and other documents
All Authority offices are open to the public. However, parties and representatives are encouraged to lodge new applications to the Authority and other documents online or as an attachment to an email.
Contacting Authority offices
The Authority's administrative staff are available by email and telephone to deal with queries about matters.
In all emails please include, where known, the seven-digit file number in the subject line as well as the parties' names.
- Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, email email@example.com
- Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ōtautahi Christchurch, email email@example.com
- PO Box 105 117
- Auckland 1143
- 09 970 1550
- Level 10, The 280 Centre
- 280 Queen Street
- PO Box 2458
- 04 915 9550
- Mezzanine floor
- 50 Customhouse Quay
- Wellington 6011
- PO Box 13 892
- 03 964 7850
- Level 1, Taylor Shaw House
- 53 Victoria St
- Christchurch 8013
Your contact information, including your address, may be provided to the Mediation Service including where mediation is directed by the Authority, or the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's finance team who administer fee payments for the Authority.