Acknowledging Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Tāmaki Makaurau

Condolence books available for Aucklanders to sign

Last Updated : 19 Sep 2022
Mayor Phil Goff signs condolence book
Mayor Phil Goff signs a condolence book for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Auckland Council acknowledges the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The following provisions have been made to recognise The Queen. Further updates will be shared with the public as soon as they are available.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff offered his condolences and sympathy on behalf of Aucklanders and Auckland Council to the Royal family on the passing of Queen Elizabeth.

“We mark today the end of the Elizabethan era, which lasted over 70 years, and we mourn the loss of a leader who earned the respect of our nation and the world,” he said.

“I invite Aucklanders to sign a book of condolence to pay their respects to Queen and her family. This is an opportunity to express our aroha and sympathy at this time of loss.”

Visit OurAuckland for Mayor Phil Goff’s full statement on the passing of The Queen, on behalf of Auckland Council and the people of Auckland.

Books of condolence

  • A book of condolence will be available for the public to sign at the Auckland Town Hall from:
    • Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm
    • Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 5pm
  • Please enter the building at the main entrance on Queen Street and be prepared to queue.
  • Please visit for updates and plan your journey into the city centre carefully, taking into account the Essential Vehicle Area that sees this area of Queen Street closed to private vehicles and taxis.
  • Condolence books are available for signing at all 56 Auckland Council Libraries. Visit our website for locations and hours.
  • All condolence books are expected to remain in place until The Queen’s memorial service.


  • Those wishing to lay flowers in remembrance of The Queen can do so on the balcony outside the Auckland Town Hall. This is the area under the clock tower that overlooks Aotea Square.

Flags flying at half-mast

  • All flags on Auckland Council buildings or council-managed locations are flying at half-mast, in accordance with guidance provided by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

Vector Lights – Auckland Harbour Bridge

  • Vector Lights on the Auckland Harbour Bridge will remain turned off up to and including the day of Her Majesty’s State Memorial Service in New Zealand.
Flag flies at half-mast at Auckland Town Hall to acknowledge The Queen's passing

Flag flies at half-mast at Auckland Town Hall to acknowledge The Queen's passing

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