Cabinet Guide

The CabGuide provides practical information and advice for public servants and Ministers’ offices on the procedures and operation of the New Zealand Cabinet, Cabinet committees, and the Executive Council.

CabGuide also contains comprehensive guidance to support those using CabNet, the document management and workflow system that supports Cabinet processes. 



CabNet guidance

Templates and forms

General guidance



CabNet support

For procedural support, contact a CabNet Organisation Administrator or CabNet Trainer in your organisation or Minister’s office.

For technical and procedural support for the CabNet system, call 0508 CABNET (222 638) or email


About this site

CabGuide complements procedural information, most of which is contained in the Cabinet Manual and in Cabinet Office circulars or Cabinet Office Notices. 

CabGuide is written and maintained by the Cabinet Office, which is part of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.  If you have any questions or feedback, please contact us.