Anyone can apply for an authorisation from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to access current names and addresses in the Motor Vehicle Register.
Applications for access are made under section 241 of the Land Transport Act 1998. Waka Kotahi consults with the Ombudsman, Privacy Commissioner and Police Commissioner (our advising agencies) before deciding whether to grant an authorisation. An authorisation should be for a specific purpose and is subject to any conditions specified by Waka Kotahi.
Access under the current standard terms expires on 31 October 2022. Vehicle traders, insurers, finance companies and fuel stations must submit a new application to continue to have access from 1 November 2022, unless they are a member of a representative industry body. The conditions of access are changing for this upcoming five-year term.
Land Transport Act 1998(external link)
Companies and individuals with authorised access to the register
Listed below are the companies and individuals who have been granted authorised access to the Motor Vehicle Register (MVR) under section 241(1) of the Land Transport Act 1998 outside of the standard terms and conditions. This list is updated weekly.
Companies and individuals who have been granted authorised access [XLSX, 190 KB]