By using the Auckland’s Hazard Viewer, you are agreeing to the following Terms of Use along with the terms and conditions set out on the Auckland Council website.


Welcome to the Auckland Hazards Viewer (“Viewer”). The Viewer shows a range of information in interactive maps including areas exposed to the impacts of selected Auckland hazards, as well as some past events that have affected the region. The purpose of the Viewer is to provide Aucklanders with information they can use to understand and potentially reduce their risk to the impacts of natural hazards. 

The hosting location of Auckland's Hazard Viewer will be moved, this means that if you bookmark the viewer, you will need to revisit the Auckland Emergency Management website.



The hazard data (“Data”) is based on existing research and some maps have been compiled from legacy data sets. Not all areas of the Auckland region have been covered to the same extent or depth of detail, depending on available information. Hazards might therefore occur in areas not currently mapped within the viewer. We recommend obtaining expert advice to help interpreting the information for risk assessment purposes. Please note that the Viewer cannot and does not replace a Land Information Memorandum (LIM).



Data for the Flooding, Coastal Inundation, Severe Wind and Tsunami pages provided and owned by Auckland Council. Data for the Earthquake and Volcano Hazards pages is provided under license from GNS Science and others. 


Terms and Conditions 

  1. You may use the Viewer and Data for personal and business purposes. Copying or republishing of any substantial amount of Datarequires prior written consent of Auckland Council or licensor. 
  2. Data for the Viewer has been derived from various sources. Boundary data is derived under license from LINZ Digital Cadastral Database and owned by the Crown. 
  3. All rating and valuation data is provided in accordance with the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 and the Rating Valuations Act 1998.
  4. Although all reasonable care has been taken, Auckland Council does not warrant that the Data is accurate and correct. Auckland Council does not accept responsibility for any loss or damage resulting from the use of the Viewer or the Data and any person relying on the Data does so at their own risk. Auckland Council strongly recommends that any person intending to rely on the Data should independently verify its accuracy and obtain other more detailed information as appropriate. 
  5. You indemnify Auckland Council, its officers, agents and employees, against all liabilities, claims, damages, losses, costs or expenses (including legal costs) arising out of or in connection with your use of the Viewer and/or the Data.


In addition, Data provided by GNS Science is subject to their following terms:
As there is always uncertainty inherent within the nature of natural events GNS Science gives no warranties of any kind concerning its assessment and estimates, including accuracy, completeness, timelines or fitness for purpose and accepts no responsibility for any actions taken based on, or reliance placed on them by any person or organisation. GNS Science excludes to the full extent permitted by law any liability to any person or organisation for any loss, damage or expense, direct or indirect, and however caused, whether through negligence or otherwise, resulting from any person or organisation's use of, or reliance on this report and data. 


GNS active faults data: Langridge, R.M., Ries, W.F., Litchfield, N.J., Villamor, P., Van Dissen, R.J., Rattenbury, M.S., Barrell, D.J.A., Heron, D.W., Haubrock, S., Townsend, D.B., Lee, J.A., Cox, S., Berryman, K.R., Nicol, A., Stirling, M. (2016). The New Zealand active faults database: NZAFD250. accepted to New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 59 (1).

Volcanic vents: Leonard, G. S., Calvert, A. T., Hopkins, J. L., Wilson, C. J., Smid, E. R., Lindsay, J. M., & Champion, D. E. (2017). High-precision 40Ar/39Ar dating of Quaternary basalts from Auckland Volcanic Field, New Zealand, with implications for eruption rates and paleomagnetic correlations. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 343, 60-74.

Past volcanic deposits: Kermode L. (1992). Geology of the Auckland urban area, scale 1:50 000. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited.

Volcanic ages: Hopkins, J. L., Wilson, C. J., Millet, M. A., Leonard, G. S., Timm, C., McGee, L. E., ... & Smith, E. G. (2017). Multi-criteria correlation of tephra deposits to source centres applied in the Auckland Volcanic Field, New Zealand. Bulletin of Volcanology, 79(7), 55.

Current Auckland Volcanic Field boundary and 5km Buffer: Runge, M. G., Bebbington, M. S., Cronin, S. J., Lindsay, J. M., & Moufti, M. R. (2015). Sensitivity to volcanic field boundary. Journal of Applied Volcanology, 4(1), 22.