IELTS Test Centre


As New Zealand is going into lock down on Wednesday 23 March to beat the spread of COVID-19, all IELTS tests for April have been cancelled.  If you have booked a test in April we will be in touch with you shortly to talk about a new test date after the lock down ends.  

If you have any questions or concerns please call us on (09) 9688617 between 8.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday. Our team will be available to help you.

IELTS is the world's most popular English language test for higher education and global migration.

We are an approved British Council IELTS testing centre. Complete your speaking, listening, reading and writing tests all in one day. Plus, get free online tuition to help you succeed.

There are multiple testing location available to suit your convenience. Find out more about our testing locations and delivery methods.

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Why choose British Council IELTS test?

When you book your IELTS test, you want to be focused on achieving the result you need to get where you want to go.

That’s why when you book IELTS with the British Council, we ensure your booking process is as easy as possible, while also providing you with the support you need on your way to test day.

Access to exclusive preparation materials and additional benefits when you book IELTS with the British Council. 

Free access to Road to IELTS’s last minute course

This includes nine videos giving advice and tutorials, 100 interactive activities and two practice tests for each of the four skills — and the first 30 hours are free when you register for IELTS with the British Council.

Free practice tests

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Prepare on the go

We have a range of free innovative apps available to help you improve your English skills even when you are on the move.

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Expert support

From videos and books to online interactive courses, you have access to the best preparation materials to help you do well in your test.

Professional, friendly staff

Highly trained and experienced staff to ensure that your test day runs smoothly.

Convenient payment options.

Online and in person (or bank transfer).

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Do you need IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training?

Choose IELTS Academic if you want to Choose IELTS General Training If you want to
  • Study at university at undergraduate (level 5 and above) or postgraduate level; or
  • Join a professional organisation in an English-speaking country.
  • Train or study at below degree level (level 4 and below)
  • Work or undertake work-related training in an English-speaking country or emigrate to an English-speaking country.

Fee: NZ$385

*cancellation and refund policy

Fee: NZ$385

*cancellation and refund policy

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Select from three convenient locations

We offer three testing locations in Auckland city centre and south Auckland. See below for our venue information.

MIT Commerce Street IELTS Test Centre

Ground floor,
2 Commerce Street,
Auckland Central,
Auckland 2023

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MIT Commerce St IELTS Test Centre

MIT Otara IELTS Test Centre

NR100, Gate 14,
North Campus, Alexander Crescent,
Otara, Auckland 2023

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Parking is free of charge any day in the MIT 3 level car park.

MIT Otara IELTS Test Centre map

MIT Manukau IELTS Test Centre

Corner Davies and Manukau Station Road,
Auckland 2014

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MIT Manukau IELTS Test Centre

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Computer-Delivered or Paper-based

Choose paper-based or computer-delivered test

You now have the choice of taking IELTS on paper or on computer.

With paper-based IELTS, if you have special requirements, please register for IELTS on paper. Your results will be available 13 calendar days after your test.

With computer-delivered IELTS, you will now have more test dates to choose from. Your results will be available in 5-7 days.

All other aspects of the test are exactly the same, whether it is taken on paper or on computer, including:

  • Content
  • Timings
  • Question types
  • Scoring
  • Speaking test delivery
  • Test report forms
  • Results verification.
  • May


    General Training - Computer-delivered (Otara only)

    Saturday, 9th May 2020

  • May


    Academic - Computer-delivered (Otara only)

    Saturday, 9th May 2020

  • May


    Academic - Paper-based (All venues)

    Saturday, 9th May 2020

  • May


    Academic - Computer-delivered (Otara only)

    Thursday, 14th May 2020

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Free practice test with IELTS Prep App

Our free IELTS Prep apps allow you to learn English – wherever you are and whenever you want to prepare.

The easy-to-use IELTS app gives you instant access to free practice tests, grammar tips, exercises, quizzes and more. You will also find sample questions for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, as well as vocabulary practice.

You can also track your progress to help you understand the IELTS assessment criteria and to build your confidence for the real test.

Download our IELTS Prep App

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Ready to Book your IELTS test?

Applying online for paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS is easy.

Before you start make sure you have a electronic colour copy of your passport (JPEG, GIF or PNG) ready to upload in your application.

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Don't have your passport with you?

If you don't have a copy of your passport available you can still submit your online application, then email a copy of your passport.


Include your full name and test date in the subject line.

Once we have received your application, passport copy and payment we will email you confirmation and receipt within 10 business days. You will also receive an access code for the Road to IELTS programme.

Prefer to apply in person?

Visit our MIT Otara IELTS Test Centre

NR101, Gate 14, MIT North Campus, Alexander Crescent, Otara, Auckland 2023

Open Monday - Friday from 8.30am - 4pm.