Pay debt from overseas

There are several ways you can repay your debt to us if you're overseas.

Online money transfer

You can pay online using a money transfer agency called OrbitRemit. This service is free.

  1. Create an account with OrbitRemit
  2. Enter your name and client number.
  3. Enter the amount in New Zealand dollars that you're paying.

Payments will be processed within 5 working days.

  • Online by credit or debit card

    You can pay online using your Visa credit or debit card, or MasterCard. Have ready:

    • your name and client number
    • Visa or MasterCard details:
      • name of the person on the card
      • card number
      • expiry date
      • card verification number
    • the amount in New Zealand dollars you'd like to pay.
  • Cheque or bank draft

    You can pay using a personal cheque or bank draft. This can be in any currency.

    1. The cheque or draft needs to be made out to Work and Income.
    2. Your name and client number must appear on the back.
    3. Post to:

      National Crown Revenue
      PO Box 31 344
      Lower Hutt 5040
      New Zealand

  • Payments made on your behalf

    Someone living in New Zealand can make payments on your behalf, eg, a family member or friend.

    If they're going to pay on your behalf regularly, contact our Client Support - Debt Management team to let them know:

    • how much they'll be paying
    • how often the payments will be made
    • when the payments will start.

    We'll only discuss your personal information with this person if you've filled out a form to appoint them as your agent.

  • Extra payment options from Australia

    Internet or telephone banking

    You can make a one-off payment or regular automatic payments from an Australian bank account using internet or telephone banking. Your bank may charge you for these services.

    To set up the payments use the Pay Anyone option. You need this information:

    • Account name: Work and Income Debtors Account
    • Account details: 034002 161233
    • In the 'reference' field put 'D' followed by your 9 digit client number.

    You also need to contact our Client Support - Debt Management team to let them know:

    • how much you'll be paying
    • how often the payments will be made
    • when the payments will start.

    Automatic payments set up at your bank

    You can set up automatic payments at your bank. They may charge you for this service.

    To set up the payments:

    1. download and print the Automatic Payments form
    2. fill in your bank and account details
    3. choose how often the payments will be made
    4. enter the date the payments will start
    5. in the 'payee' field put 'D' followed by your 9 digit client number
    6. take the form to your bank.

    You also need to contact our Client Support - Debt Management team to let us know:

    • how much you'll be paying
    • how often the payments will be made
    • when the payments will start.

    Westpac bank branches in Australia

    Contact our Client Support - Debt Management team and we'll send you personalised deposit slips. You can use the deposit slips to make payments at any Westpac branch in Australia.

  • Contact the Client Support - Debt Management team