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Contact an MP

Members of Parliament are your representatives in Parliament. You can contact them at their offices in the parliamentary complex or at their out-of-Parliament or electorate offices. This page tells you how to find contact details for members and Ministers, and how to address people in Parliament when you correspond with them.

To contact a member of Parliament

  1. Go to the list of current members of Parliament.
  2. Choose how you want the list to display (for example, display the list by political party, electorate, role, or select committee membership). The display options will help you to decide which member of Parliament you should contact.
  3. Click on the member’s name to go to a page that includes the member’s contact details.
  4. The MPs contact list contains contact details at Parliament and also at their out-of-Parliament offices.

Use the maps on the Elections New Zealand website if you need to find out which electorate you live in.

New Zealand electorate maps on the Elections New Zealand website

Another way to find out which members of Parliament have an office near where you live is to look in your local telephone directory under ‘members of Parliament’.

To contact a Government Minister

  1. Go to the list of current members of Parliament. (Ministers are also members of Parliament)
  2. Display this list by portfolio (area of responsibility) to find the member who is the Minister responsible for your area of concern.
  3. Click on the Minister’s name to go to a page that includes the address of their ministerial office.
  4. The New Zealand Government (Beehive) website is another source of contact details for Ministers

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet ministerial list has more details about Ministers’ roles and responsibilities. Use this list to help you decide which Minister is best for you to contact.

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet ministerial list

To send a letter to all members of Parliament

If you want to send a letter to all members of Parliament, send us 120 copies of your letter in one envelope. Include a covering note that asks us to distribute one copy to each member.

Address your envelope:

All members of Parliament
Care of Distribution Services
Freepost Parliament
Private Bag 18 888
Parliament Buildings
Wellington 6160

No postage stamp is needed when you are writing to a member of Parliament. This distribution service is available only for letters. We do not forward emails to members of Parliament or Ministers.

Protocol and forms of address

Here are some examples of the correct form of address for members of Parliament. To see the form of address for any specific member go to the Current Members biography pages or the MPs Contact List.

Form of address Salutation Conversation
Speaker: The Rt Hon David Carter, Speaker of the House of Representatives Dear Mr Speaker Mr Speaker
Prime Minister: Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister Dear Prime Minister Prime Minister
Ministers: Hon Joe Bloggs, Minister of … Dear Minister Minister
Members of Parliament: Hon Joe Bloggs MP or Mr Joe Bloggs MP Dear Mr / Ms / Dr Bloggs Mr / Ms / Dr Bloggs