Maritime NZ is the national maritime regulatory, compliance and response agency for the safety, security and environmental protection of NZ’s marine environment. We provide services that enable and support the maritime sector to contribute to an efficient and resilient transport system.

Maritime NZ is governed by a five-member Board appointed by the Minister of Transport under the Maritime Transport Act 1994. Established in 1993, Maritime NZ is one of four Crown entities monitored by the Ministry of Transport and is part of the wider transport sector ‘family’ of agencies.

We currently have approximately 325 full time equivalent staff located throughout NZ.  This includes in our national office in Wellington, four regional offices in Auckland, Tauranga, Nelson and Christchurch, five satellite offices and two operational response centres of the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand in Wellington and Marine Pollution Response Service in Auckland.

Maritime NZ is committed to playing our part to ensure a New Zealand maritime community that works and plays safely and securely on clean waters.

We have three sustainability goals which guide our organisational commitment and culture towards sustainability which are:

  • we are a sustainable workforce
  • we are a sustainable workplace
  • we are a sustainability influencer within our sector and industry.

Our commitment to Toitū’s carbonreduce programme is a further, and public, embodiment of this vision. Formal certification provides an opportunity for Maritime NZ to work together internally, and with its stakeholders, to give greater effect to existing initiatives and to inspire new ideas for improvement.

This GHG reporting supports our sustainability goals and will also enable us to meet the requirements of the Carbon Neutral Government Programme, which requires the public sector to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025.


  • Toitū carbonreduce certified organisation

Contact details

Maritime NZ, Level 11/1 Grey Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand