The nature of vinyl production in Australia was such that it was common for the pressing of popular newly-released records to monopolise vinyl production lines. This scenario naturally compromised the production of other vinyl, including back-catalogue records that still sold in sufficient numbers to warrant ongoing pressing. A standard practice in the record industry was to contract the production of vinyl out to other manufacturers, either domestic or abroad, and EMI (Australia) was no exception.

The most prolific outsourcing of Beatles vinyl production was to His Masterís Voice (New Zealand). Between 1966 and 1987, HMV (New Zealand)-renamed EMI (New Zealand) on 1 May 1972-regularly supplemented Australian vinyl supplies.

Records exist on most HMV/EMI (New Zealand) Parlophone label styles, although evidence suggests that no records were pressed for Australia during the 1970s. Records pressed in the 1960s specifically mention being manufactured for EMI (Australia), whereas records from the 1980s simply state that they were made in New Zealand. Records from the 1960s are considerably rarer than those from the 1980s.


All titles were pressed using domestic NZ metal parts, with the exception of Greatest Hits Volume 1, which utilised mothers supplied by EMI (Australia).
BLUE (1965-67)
GREATEST HITS VOLUME 1
MONO
YELLOW/BLACK (1968-69)
PLEASE PLEASE ME
MONO
PLEASE PLEASE ME
STEREO
WITH THE BEATLES
MONO
WITH THE BEATLES
STEREO
A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
MONO
A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
STEREO
BEATLES FOR SALE
MONO
BEATLES FOR SALE
STEREO
HELP!
MONO
HELP!
STEREO
RUBBER SOUL
STEREO
RUBBER SOUL
MONO
GREATEST HITS VOLUME 1
MONO
VARIATION 'A'
GREATEST HITS VOLUME 1
STEREO
VARIATION 'A'
VARIATION 'B'
VARIATION 'B'
REVOLVER
MONO
REVOLVER
STEREO
DARK GREY EMI 1-BOX (1982-1987)
PLEASE PLEASE ME
WITH THE BEATLES
BEATLES FOR SALE
A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
HELP!
RUBBER SOUL
THE BEATLES GREATEST HITS VOLUME 1
REVOLVER
THE BEATLES GREATEST HITS VOLUME 2
SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
THE BEATLES
A COLLECTION OF BEATLES OLDIES
YELLOW SUBMARINE
ABBEY ROAD
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
HEY JUDE
LET IT BE