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Emergency Management

This page has been created to inform you about our venues after an emergency has occurred.

Updated Monday 20 March

All of our venues are currently operational and things are business as usual. We will keep you informed in the case of an emergency on what the correct procedure are to manage your safety in our venues.

What you need to know about holding an event in Wellington with its earthquake prone tendencies:

New Zealand, like many parts of the world, has a background of seismic risk that is well understood. Wellington came through the November 2016 earthquake very well, and there was little disruption. Wellington has undertaken a rigorous programme of building inspection, identified and managed any issues arising.

Business event planners and promoters can have full confidence in Wellington's capacity to deliver high-quality business event experiences, as ever. Wellington's hotels and civic venues are all open for business, and safe to occupy. Public safety is our number one priority, and our venue teams are trained to manage event attendees and delegates in response to all kinds of emergencies.

As ever, we look forward to welcoming hirers and delegates from around New Zealand and the world in Wellington.


For updates on infrastructure and other information, check out the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office Facebook page or the Wellington City Council website.

For general advice on preparing for disasters, Get Ready Get Thru is an excellent website plus the NZ Civil Defence is also very informative.

Fine art. Fine venue.

Venues Wellington is proud to manage the gallery function space 'Academy Galleries'.

Free wi-fi

Keep your finger on the pulse during an event - we offer free access to wireless internet for delegates in our conference venues (Shed 6, TSB Bank Arena, St James Theatre and the Michael Fowler Centre).

Contact our sales team on 04 801 4207 for more information.

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