List of access keys

Agencies empowered to draft secondary legislation

Parliament has delegated law-making powers to over 100 agencies. Below is a list of agencies that we have identified to date. This list is being confirmed through the legal analysis of empowering provisions.

If an agency that is empowered to draft secondary legislation appears to be missing from this list, please contact us.

Agency name

  • Accident Compensation Corporation
  • Archives New Zealand
  • Armed Forces Canteen Council
  • Building Practitioners Board
  • Broadcasting Standards Authority
  • Cadastral Surveyors Licensing Board of New Zealand
  • Chartered Professional Engineers Council
  • Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
  • Commerce Commission New Zealand
  • Companies Office
  • Dental Council
  • Department of Conservation
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Internal Affairs
  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Drug Free Sport New Zealand
  • Education Council
  • Education Review Office
  • Electoral Commission
  • Electricity Authority
  • Electrical Workers Registration Board
  • Environmental Protection Authority
  • External Reporting Board
  • Financial Markets Authority
  • Gambling Commission
  • Gas Industry Company
  • Government Communications Security Bureau
  • Harness Racing New Zealand
  • Heritage New Zealand
  • Housing New Zealand
  • Immigration Advisers Authority
  • Inland Revenue Department
  • Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand
  • Land Information New Zealand
  • Local Authorities (Note: there are 78 local authorities. At this stage, secondary legislation made by local authorities is not included in the scope of the project.)
  • Local Government Commission
  • Lotteries Commission
  • Maritime New Zealand
  • Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Medical Radiation Technologists Board
  • Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand
  • Midwifery Council of New Zealand
  • Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Ministry for Primary Industries
  • Ministry for the Environment
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • Ministry of Transport
  • New Zealand Accounting Standards Board
  • New Zealand Auditing and Assurance Standards Board
  • New Zealand Chiropractic Board
  • New Zealand Council of Legal Education
  • New Zealand Customs Service
  • New Zealand Defence Force
  • New Zealand Dietitians Board
  • New Zealand Fire Commission
  • New Zealand Fish and Game Council
  • New Zealand Geographic Board
  • New Zealand Greyhound Racing Association
  • New Zealand Horticulture Export Authority
  • New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • New Zealand Institute of Valuers
  • New Zealand Law Society
  • New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute
  • New Zealand Meat Board
  • New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board
  • New Zealand Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board
  • New Zealand Police
  • New Zealand Pork Industry Board
  • New Zealand Psychologists Board
  • New Zealand Qualifications Authority
  • New Zealand Racing Board
  • New Zealand Registered Architects Board
  • New Zealand Society of Conveyancers
  • New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Incorporated
  • New Zealand Transport Agency
  • New Zealand Utilities Advisory Group
  • New Zealand Walking Access Commission
  • Nursing Council of New Zealand
  • Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand
  • Office of the Clerk
  • Office of the Privacy Commissioner
  • Osteopathic Council of New Zealand
  • Pharmacy Council of New Zealand
  • Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand
  • Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board
  • Podiatrists Board of New Zealand
  • Psychoactive Substances Regulatory Authority
  • Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Real Estate Agents Authority
  • Regenerate Christchurch
  • Remuneration Authority
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand
  • Social Workers Registration Board
  • Surveyor-General
  • Standards New Zealand (New Zealand Standards Approval Board & New Zealand Standards Executive)
  • State Services Commission
  • Statistics New Zealand
  • Takeovers Panel
  • Te Puni Kōkiri
  • Te Urewera Board
  • Tertiary Education Commission
  • Tertiary Education Institutions
  • Treasury
  • Valuer-General
  • Veterinary Council of New Zealand
  • WorkSafe New Zealand

 Back to top »

© Crown copyright 1997–2017