Please note: ANZ Bank will stop processing cheque payments after close of business 31 May 2021. For more information on final cheque processing dates for other banks, please refer to our FAQs page.

The Ministry will not process or accept payments by cheque after 31 May 2021.

Many organisations have made the decision to stop cheque payments as most New Zealand banks will no longer accept or process cheque payments by mid-2021. This includes Westpac, the Ministry’s banking service provider.

If you previously made or received payment by cheque for Ministry-related services, refer to the information below to find a payment alternative.