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Driver licence suspensions

If you have unpaid traffic fines or reparation you could have your driver licence suspended. This means you will not be able to legally drive in New Zealand or overseas. To avoid this happening to you, pay your fines now.

For more information, read the common questions.

Making a payment from overseas

We've made it easier for you to pay court fines from overseas.


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Phone numbers

Our Contact Centre is open 7am - 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 5.30pm Saturdays. Call us on:

  • 0800 4 FINES (0800 434 637, free from NZ mobile)
  • From overseas: +64 4 915 8586
  • From Australia: 1800 144 239 (toll free)
  • For Civil Enforcement Enquiries: 0800 233 222

If you are leaving New Zealand within the next 48 hours and think you have overdue fines that may stop you from travelling, phone us immediately and pay by credit card. You can call anytime on:

  • 0800 PAYORSTAY (0800 729 677)

Online enquiry

Send us a message, question or complaint about fines, reparation, or civil debt using our online enquiry form and we will respond to you by email within five working days:

Make a general online enquiry


Not sure if you have a fine? Want an update on any fines balance you may have? Fill in our online fines check form and we will check our records and email you back within five working days:

Make a fines check enquiry

Please note: This service is only available for people to check their own fines. You cannot use this service to check other people’s fines.

Postal address

You can write to us at:

Ministry of Justice
PO Box 2940
Wellington 6140

Visit your nearest District Court Collections Unit

Most large District Courts have a Collections Counter for public enquiries. All District Courts can take fines payments.

Find your nearest District Court