We use traffic cameras to collect footage of state highways. The camera technology we use is called closed-circuit television (CCTV).

Why we use traffic cameras

Under the Official Information Act (OIA) you can request our traffic camera footage of state highways.

While we do our best to assist with requests, depending on the system and camera location, footage may only be held for anywhere between 24 hours and several days.

Due to the quality of the cameras, distance from the road and direction the camera is facing, some footage may still not be fit for purpose as the cameras are not designed to identify individual vehicles or people.

Other requests

If you’d like footage of local roads, please contact the council where the camera is located.

If your question is about safety cameras used to detect speeding and red light running, visit our safety cameras section instead.

Safety cameras

Your details

Incident details

Describe the vehicles involved

Plate numbers aren't clear in CCTV footage. To help us identify the vehicles, please provide a general description.

If you can, please include:

  • vehicle type (for example, hatchback or ute)
  • make
  • model
  • colour
  • other clear features (like a roof rack).

The information you provide through this webform is required to process your request and/or respond to your query. All information you submit will be held by NZTA and treated as confidential, subject to the Official Information Act 1982 and the Privacy Act 2020. You can read our online services and general privacy statements to learn more about what we do with your information.

Online services privacy statement

General privacy statement