Latest exam updates

Practical Session 3 update

We are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity. However, on the basis of official and local advice we will be cancelling Session 3 Practical exams scheduled for  October -  December. Our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and we will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place.

We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades internationally starting before the end of 2020 and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.

Music Theory Exam update – session C

We are pleased to confirm that we will be offering our Music Theory exams as usual this November. These exams will all be paper-based and available for Grades 1 to 8, using the existing ‘from 2018’ Music Theory syllabus. 

Exam centres and local contact information

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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.

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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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