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Privacy and Opt Out Statement

Any personal information provided to Ara is covered by our policy which complies with the Privacy Act 1993 and incorporates the twelve Information Privacy Principles. If you have any concerns about privacy, please contact the Privacy Officer.

Your contact details will only be used by Ara to send you relevant information, they will not be forwarded to other organisations. If you no longer wish to receive messages from Ara, you may opt out from receiving further messages from us. Please send us a message to with "Opt Out" as the subject or telephone 0800 24 24 76.

Our campuses

City campus
130 Madras Street, Christchurch
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.00am–5.00pm, Friday: 9.00am–4:30pm

Manawa campus 
276 Antigua Street, Christchurch 
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am–4:30pm

Woolston campus
Ensors Road, Christchurch
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.00am–5.00pm Friday: 9.00am–4:30pm

Timaru campus
32 Arthur Street, Timaru
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.00am-5.00pm, Friday: 8.00am–4:30pm

Ashburton campus
37 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am-4.30pm

Oamaru campus
44 Humber Street, Oamaru
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm


Local calling area, 03 940 8000 

Free call (New Zealand), 0800 24 24 76

International, +64 3 940 8000



For all general enquiries and enrolments:
+64 3 940 8642

Postal address

Enrolment Centre
P O Box 540
Christchurch Mail Centre
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Campus security

03 940 8076
Monday to Thursday 8.00am - 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm