Earthquake-prone building resources

Last updated: 15 February 2023

The resources, guidelines and key terms on this page can help territorial authorities, building owners, professionals and users to understand how the new system affects them.


The following legislation is available on the New Zealand Legislation website:

Further resources are available on the MBIE Corporate website

Tools and guidance

Online learning site

Five online courses related to earthquake-prone buildings are currently available on the Building Performance online learning site:

  • Identify
  • Assess
  • Decide
  • Apply
  • Building owners


Information sheets


C5 Evidence Report Phase 1

C5 Evidence Report Phase 2

Support service pilot

Earthquake-prone building support service pilot in Wellington

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: