"Level Three, Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes, incorporating the Accidental Magic Reversal Squad, Obliviator Headquarters and Muggle-Worthy Excuse Committee."
Voice of lift at the Ministry of Magic[src]

The Obliviator Headquarters was a division of the Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes, part of the Ministry of Magic located on Level 3 of the Ministry Headquarters in London. The Obliviator Headquarters was the main office for Obliviators, wizards who had the task of modifying the memories of Muggles if they witnessed incidents caused by magic.[2]


Members of the Obliviator Headquarters were employed to modify the memories of Muggles who had, either unintentionally or otherwise, witnessed magic, the existence of the wizarding world, or magical beasts, beings and spirits. They did so by using the Memory Charm, Obliviate. In this capacity, Obiviators were essential when it came to maintaining the International Statute of Secrecy. Some, but not all, Obliviators were also part of the Accidental Magic Reversal Squad.


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 7 (Bagman and Crouch)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 7 (The Ministry of Magic)

Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes
Level 3, Ministry of Magic
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Accidental Magic Reversal Squad · Obliviator Headquarters · Muggle-Worthy Excuse Committee · Invisibility Task Force · Muggle Liaison Office
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