Make a submission

Submissions play an important role in shaping the nature and focus of our inquiries. We invite the public, interested parties and experts, to have a say on the issues we raise. Submissions are published on this website to maintain transparency.

How to make a submission

This is the starting point for contributing to our inquiries. A submission can be a letter on a single issue or a more substantial document covering a range of issues. 

Submissions can be made online by completing the form below and uploading your submission document(s) or via post to New Zealand Productivity Commission, PO Box 8036, The Terrace, Wellington 6143. Please do not send a scanned document.  

We also have a shorter online questionnaire. 

After receipt, submissions are published on our website to maintain transparency. Beyond name and organisation, we will redact any information that will be personally identifying.  

Note that the publication of a submission does not associate the Productivity Commission with those views. The views set out in a submission are those of the submitter. 

We are keen to enable input by all 
If you would prefer to make a submission by phone, video call or via a face to face meeting, please email info@productivity.govt.nz, or contact 04 903 5160 to arrange.  

We value every submission 
Every submission is reviewed by our inquiry team. Where relevant, information and evidence in submissions (such as facts, figures, data or examples) may be referred to, or used, in our inquiry reports. 

Submission content 
The Commission may choose not to publish a submission in part or in full if we consider, in our sole judgment, that the content is inappropriate for any reason (such as being racist, defamatory, potentially libellous or risks being seen by others as inappropriate). In making such judgments, we may consult with the submitter, including to seek agreement to submission content being amended for publication, but the Commission reserves the right to make whatever decisions it sees fit. 

‘In confidence’ material can be accepted. Please contact info@productivity.govt.nz before submitting this material, or for any other queries. 

Submission form

Upload submission document(s)

Click "Upload" below, select all the documents you would like to upload and then click "Open".