Acts, Bills, and Legislative Instruments
Printed copies of individual Acts, Bills, Legislative Instruments, and Supplementary Order Papers can be purchased from Legislation Direct (the PCO's contracted printer and distributor of legislation) or selected retail outlets.
You can also order a commercial print through the New Zealand Legislation website of any Act, Bill, Legislative Instrument, and Supplementary Order Paper on that website. You can order the current version of the document, or any earlier version available through the website. For more information, see Ordering a commercial print: buy online.
Before 2014, all the Acts passed in a particular year up were published in bound volumes of New Zealand Statutes, and all the Statutory Regulations made in a particular year were published in bound volumes of Statutory Regulations. The Statutory Regulations series continued until the end of 2013; from 5 August 2013 the series contained Legislative Instruments. Copies of the bound volumes can be purchased from Legislation Direct or selected retail outlets, and are available at many public libraries.
From 2014, the Parliamentary Counsel Office no longer publishes annual bound volumes. However, Legislation Direct intends to continue this service.
Some Acts and Legislative Instruments are printed showing all the amendments made to them. These versions are called reprints. Copies of individual reprints can be purchased from Legislation Direct or selected retail outlets, and are available at many public libraries. After the current reprints programme is completed, these traditional hard-copy reprints will no longer be published. Instead, legislation users will be free to download official reprints from the New Zealand Legislation website or to order commercial prints of them.
Legislation Direct also provides subscription and standing order services for Acts, Bills, Legislative Instruments, and Supplementary Order Papers. Please contact Legislation Direct for details.
Facsimile printed editions of the annual volumes of Acts from 1888 to 1894 (the "shattering statutes") are available from Legislation Direct. These are also available online in PDF format through NZLII, the New Zealand Legal Information Institute. More information ...
For information on where to obtain printed copies of Other Instruments (previously known as deemed regulations), view their information page on the New Zealand Legislation website. If you have questions about buying Other Instruments, or their availability, please contact the relevant administering agency.
Other subordinate legislation
Some of this type of legislation is published in the New Zealand Gazette.
To access other subordinate legislation not published in the New Zealand Gazette, contact the agency responsible for administering the legislation.