Two men have been charged and one person is in hospital after a serious assault in central Auckland.

The assault happened on the corner of Victoria St and Queen St about 4.30 this morning.

The victim is in Auckland City Hospital with serious injuries following the assault.

A police spokesman said two men from the North Shore, aged 18 and 21, have been charged with assault with intent to injure, and will borth appear at the Auckland District Court on March 3.