Contact us

Trading Standards administers the New Zealand register of motor vehicle traders. Get in touch with us if you would like more information or have a question.

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We are currently experiencing delays in processing times. See COVID-19 updates for more information.

By phone

Freephone: 0508 668 678 (0508 MOTORTRADERS)
From overseas: +64 3 962 2704
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5pm NZT (except public holidays)

Postal address

Motor Vehicle Traders Register
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
PO Box 10729
Wellington 6143
New Zealand

Physical address

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
15 Stout Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Media enquiries

You can email our media desk at, or call the MBIE media line on 027 44 22 141.

Assistance available

If English isn’t your first language, let us know when you call and we will use our interpreting service, Ezispeak. When you call, tell us what language you want, then wait to be connected to an interpreter.

Ezispeak(external link)

If you’re deaf or hearing impaired, you can use the Video Relay Service to get in touch with us.

Video Relay Service(external link)