Documents & reports

The Classification Office is accountable to the New Zealand public as a provider of an important public service. These documents contain detailed information about our operation, performance, and outlook for the years ahead.


Annual Reports

Annual Reports for a financial year (1 July - 30 June) are available in November each year, once they have been tabled in Parliament.

2020/2021 Annual Report

(pdf, 4.7 MB)

2019/2020 Annual Report

(pdf, 2.7 MB)

2018/2019 Annual Report

(pdf, 2.4 MB)

2017/2018 Annual Report

(pdf, 2.5 MB)

2016/2017 Annual Report

(pdf, 2.2 MB)

2015/2016 Annual Report

(pdf, 3.3 MB)


Statements of Intent

Statements of Intent outline the proposed nature and scope of our activities, how we will be managed, and how we will measure performance.


Statements of Performance Expectations

Statements of Performance Expectations are to be read in conjunction with our Statements of Intent, which outline our longer-term strategic focus and operating environment.


Proactive releases

The Classification Office proactively releases information that has not been requested via the Official Information Act.


Responses to Official Information Act requests

The Classification Office publishes our responses to Official Information Act requests below. Find out how to make a request for official information here.



Briefing to the Incoming Minister

When a new Minister of Internal Affairs is appointed, the Classification Office provides a briefing which outlines who we are and what we do, how we have been operating, and other important information of use to the Minister.


Chief Executive's expenses, gifts and hospitality disclosure

We publish a list disclosing the Chief Executive's expenses, gifts received, and hospitality expended or offered.


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