Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (New Zealand)

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) (Māori: Te Tari o te Pirimia me te Komiti Matua) is the central public service department of New Zealand charged with providing support and advice to the governor-general, the prime minister and members of the Cabinet of New Zealand. The department is also charged with centrally leading New Zealand's "national security planning, which includes civil defence."[2]

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Te Tari o te Pirimia me te Komiti Matua
Agency overview
Formed1990
JurisdictionNew Zealand
HeadquartersLevel 8, Executive Wing,
Parliament Buildings,
Wellington
WELLINGTON 6011
41.277899°S 174.776714°E / -41.277899; 174.776714
Annual budgetVote Prime Minister and Cabinet
Total budget for 2019/20
$92,841,000[1]
Ministers responsible
Agency executive
  • Brook Barrington,
    Chief Executive
Websitewww.dpmc.govt.nz

The department's overall area of responsibility is in helping to provide, at an administrative level, the "constitutional and institutional glue" within New Zealand's parliamentary democracy.[3]

The department along with the State Services Commission, and the Treasury constitute the central agencies or public service departments leading the state sector of New Zealand.[4]