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The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation


Services › Other Services › Flag Hire Service

Subject to availability, we hire the flags of most countries of the world for indoor or outdoor events such as conferences, functions, and parades in New Zealand.

Flag Hire Application Form

View, download or print out the PDF or Word version of the Application Form.

Please complete this form using a pen and return the form and accompanying material to us by mail.

Flag Types and Sizes

Outdoor flag

2 1/2 yards long (2.3m x 1.15m)

Indoor flag

2 yards long (1.8m x 0.9m)

Delivery and Return

Wellington area

Collections from (and all returns to):

Visits and Ceremonial Office
Department of Internal Affairs
Level 18, Bowen House
1 Bowen Street

Outside Wellington area

We courier flags to any area in New Zealand.

Flags that are hired must not be taken overseas.

Conditions of Hire

  • The person who will be responsible for the flag(s) during the hire period must complete and sign an application form.
  • The hire fee must be paid before the flags are hired out. In exceptional circumstances, arrangements for invoicing may be made.
  • Flags must be returned to us promptly once the hire period has elapsed, or incur further charges at the rate outlined in the price schedule.
  • All courier charges are payable by the hirer. We do not deliver or collect any flags, except in exceptional circumstances. This remains at all times the hirer's responsibility.
  • Loss of or damage to hired flags will be charged to the hirer.
  • There are further terms and conditions on the flag hire form, which the hirer must agree to before the application can proceed.

Contact Us


Visits and Ceremonial Office
Department of Internal Affairs
PO Box 805, Wellington

Phone: +64 4 817 8910

More Information

For information about the New Zealand flag (flying the flag, flag care, flag protocol) visit the
Ministry for Culture and Heritage website.

*Forms in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site. Hard copies are available from the Visits and Ceremonial Office.