COVID-19 - latest exam updates

A message from our Chief Executive – our future plans

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.

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.

Our volunteers are happy to help with any questions you might have regarding ABRSM exams in your local area, such as the facilities in our exam venues and other logistical arrangements. 

However, if you have any queries about using our online self-service booking system or enquiries about the exam date for your candidates, their results or questions about refunds, our syllabus or anything else, then please contact ABRSM and we’ll be able to assist you further.

How we use your information

ABRSM and ABRSM Publishing will use the personal information that you provide in accordance with applicable data protection laws and our privacy policy (see We will process your personal information to carry out our obligations under any contract between you and us, and where otherwise reasonably necessary for our purposes. ABRSM is registered as a data controller with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office under registration number Z6618494. ABRSM Publishing is registered as a data controller with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office under registration number Z6329415.

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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