Te whakapā ki tētahi 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 121 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 copies of 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


Need more help?

Contact the Parliamentary Information Service if you need more help before you contact a Member of Parliament.