Latest exam updates

Performance Grades: Booking for June Performance Grades is open now until 13 May.

Performance Grade exams

We are now offering Performance Grade exams every month. Please check here for dates and fees. We are extending the introductory 15% discount for these exams so that it applies to all remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams in 2021. Just enter code ABPG15NZ when you book. Please also read our terms and conditions here.

Performance Grades discount: system error

We currently have an error in our systems relating to discount codes. When you add the code your order summary will show that 15% has been added to the total, not taken away. However, the 15% discount will be applied to your booking and the correct total will appear at the top of the next screen before you pay. We're working to fix this and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Grade 5 Music Theory waiver (not applicable in the UK & Ireland)

We are extending our Grade 5 Music Theory waiver until 23 May 2021. This means that candidates with a Grade 6 to 8 Performance Grade exam submission date up to and including 23 May can take their exam without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. We are making this exceptional arrangement to allow candidates who have been unable to take an exam in recent months to progress with their learning. From 24 May, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return. For exam dates/exam submission dates after 23 May, all candidates taking a Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical Grade must first pass Grade 5 Music Theory.

Exam centres and local contact information

Map usage guidance

Please search for your nearest exam centre using details of your nearest major city (e.g. Wellington) - map pins do not necessarily reflect the exact location of your local ABRSM contact.

Use the full A-Z list to find a local representative or exam centre near you.

New Zealand exam venues

The venue information below does not cover all exam centres around New Zealand.

For information about venues in your area, please contact your local representative.

Practical exam venues

Further information

Please note that there is no parking provided at this venue, but there is a car park across the street.

Palmerston North

Theory exam venues


New Zealand regional rep contact details

Carla Johnston – Upper North Island

[email protected]
T +64 (0)9 480 1200
PO Box 81
Silverdale 0944

Cecilia Vincent – Lower North Island

[email protected]
T +64 (0)4 565 0629
66A Major Drive, Kelson
Lower Hutt 5010

Lois Dalton – South Island

[email protected]
T +64 (0)3 348 1416
38 Rata St, Riccarton
Christchurch 8041

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