Book your exam online and access our free preparation materials today. 

When you book an IELTS test with the British Council, you also get included in your test fee: 

  • Exclusive, free access to our popular online preparation course IELTS Ready Premium, offers you a wealth of preparation materials, spanning more than 80 hours and over 40 practice tests. 
  • Five extra Test Report Forms for free that we send free of charge to institutions you’re applying to (e.g. immigration offices, universities etc.)

Choose how to take your IELTS test and book

The British Council in New Zealand delivers IELTS through independent test centres, our partners. You can take your IELTS test at one of our official test centres on paper or computer. You can also take IELTS Online (IELTS Academic only) from the comfort of your home or any private space with a reliable internet connection. 

All you need is a valid identification document and a bank card if you want to pay online. For all enquiries and to make a booking, please contact the centre closest to you.

What you need to book

  1. A valid identification document. When you register, you’ll need to upload a scan of your ID. It must be valid at the time of booking and on the test day. If you're under 18, your parents will also need to complete a Parent consent for candidates under 18 form.  IELTS is not recommended for anyone under 16.  
  2. Pay for your test:  You can pay for your test either through our online registration system, in person at your preferred IELTS centre or via bank transfer. 

After you have booked your test

You will receive emails confirming:

  • the start time of your test and the venue address
  • your Speaking Test date
  • your access to the free online preparation courses: IELTS Ready Premium