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.
All the Acts passed in a particular year are published in bound volumes of New Zealand Statutes, and all the Statutory Regulations made in a particular year are published in bound volumes of Statutory Regulations. The Statutory Regulations series will continue until the end of 2013; from 5 August 2013 the series will contain Legislative Instruments. Copies of the bound volumes can be purchased from Legislation Direct or selected retail outlets, and are available at many public libraries.
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.
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 »
The PCO also publishes the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force, available from Legislation Direct.
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.