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Apply for a publisher account

Adding datasets is easy and we will help you through every step of the way. All you have to do is apply for a publisher account below and we’ll work with you to add and manage datasets on You’ll want to make sure the data you want to list is Open Data.

Eligible agencies is the central catalogue of Government Open Data in New Zealand including data from:

  • Central Government
  • Local and regional Government
  • Tertiary education institutions
  • Crown entities

Other data releasing organisations can also apply for a publisher account - contact us to discuss your needs.

Apply for a publisher account


Important information

This application is made by my agency which acknowledges and agrees it is the data publisher responsible for:

  • the management of our dataset listings;
  • notifying the team of any changes in ownership of the account and of any issues, should they arise; and
  • publishing our data appropriately, in accordance with privacy and security considerations, ensuring no third party rights are infringed or otherwise in accordance with the Terms of Use for

The data.govt team takes no responsibility for any dataset listings by agencies. I agree that once approved, I will be assigned a username on on behalf of my agency to publish dataset listings. My name may be listed as a data maintainer for my agency throughout the site.