Contact us

Freephone: 0800 00 83 33 (If calling from overseas, phone +64 4 830 1574)

Post: PO Box 2526, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

Specialist contacts

Media enquiries

029 894 0328


Biosecurity import cargo clearance

Freephone 0800 22 20 18


Exporting help

Online enquiry form


Climate Change/Emission Trading Scheme (ETS)

Freephone 0800 CLIMATE (0800 25 46 28)

Make a report

Illegal fishing activity

0800 4 POACHER (0800 47 62 24)



Freephone 0800 00 83 33

If food has made you sick, contact your nearest public health unit:

Public health units – Ministry of Health


Exotic pests and diseases 

Freephone 0800 80 99 66



Office locations

Head office

Ministry for Primary Industries
Charles Fergusson Building
34-38 Bowen St
New Zealand.


Regional locations

Border offices

Fisheries offices

Forestry offices


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To make a complaint about MPI or one of its business units

MPI's business units are Agriculture and Investment Services, Biosecurity New Zealand, Fisheries New Zealand, New Zealand Food Safety, and Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand).


Mobile apps 

NZ Fishing Rules

Get the fishing rules on your phone, wherever you are.

Google Play (Android)

Apple (iOS) App Store

Fit for Transport

Keep all the rules for transporting animals on your phone all the time.

Google Play (Android)

Apple (iOS) App Store

New Zealand Relay Service

A service for people who are deaf, hearing impaired, deafblind, or speech impaired to communicate with their family members, friends and businesses.

New Zealand Relay Service

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