General queries

For free employment information we're open from Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm, Fridays 9.00am - 5.00pm, excluding public holidays.

Please note: We can't interpret employment agreements, provide legal advice or bring personal grievances on your behalf.

0800 20 90 20

International: +64 9 969 2950

Language Line

If English isn't your first language, you can use a free telephone interpreting service called Language Line. Interpreters are available for 43 different languages. Call us after 9.00am, ask for Language Line and tell us which language you speak. Hold the line and we'll get an interpreter within a couple of minutes.

Video Relay Service

If you are deaf or hearing impaired, after 9:00am we can use the Video Relay Service to provide information. Visit the NZ Relay website to see how it works.

Media queries and OIA requests

Media queries

For queries from the media only, please call the MBIE media line on 027 442 2141 or email our media desk – media@mbie.govt.nz

Official Information Act 1982 requests

Before requesting official information please check the information on our website as you may find that what you are looking for is already publicly available there.

Find out more about requesting official information from us.

Strikes and lockout

Notification of intention to strike or lockout

Strike or lockout notices must be sent to MBIE either by email at strike.notices@mbie.govt.nz or delivered to the following address:

Work Stoppages
Employment Services
Business Advisory Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
PO Box 1473
15 Stout Street
Wellington 6011

Records of all strikes and lockouts

Strike or lockout notices must be sent to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment by scanning your form and emailing it to contract.account@mbie.govt.nz; Or posting your completed form to:

Work Stoppages
Employment Services
Business Advisory Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
PO Box 1473
15 Stout Street
Wellington 6011

Collective employment agreements

After negotiations in collective bargaining

A signed pdf copy of the ratified agreement must be emailed to contract.account@mbie.govt.nz or a hardcopy or memory stick posted to:

Employment Services Business Advisory Services Team
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
PO Box 1473
Wellington 6011

Mediation feedback

If you would like to provide comment on the way your mediator carried out the mediation please contact mediation@employment.govt.nz

Workplace Health & Safety queries

WorkSafe New Zealand

For any queries relating to workplace health and safety please contact WorkSafe New Zealand.

For immigration queries

Immigration New Zealand

For any queries relating to immigration or work visas please contact Immigration New Zealand.

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Postal addresses

   

Auckland

PO Box 90172
Auckland, 1010

Hamilton

Private Bag 3124
Hamilton 3240

Wellington

PO Box 10413
Wellington 6143

Christchurch

PO Box 22725
Christchurch, 8140