The land transport regulatory system

The Ministry of Transport oversees all transport policy and advises the Minister of Transport.

Ministry of Transport(external link)
About the Minister of Transport(external link)

Waka Kotahi acts as the land transport regulator and delivers on land transport policy. We work alongside a number of other government organisations as part of our regulatory role, including NZ Police, ACC, territorial authorities, the Transport Accident Investigation Commission and Worksafe.

Sea transport is regulated by Maritime New Zealand and air transport is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Maritime New Zealand(external link)
Civil Aviation Authority(external link)


Land transport regulations are set by several key pieces of legislation: