MOTAT is a charity organisation. There are many ways you or your business can support MOTAT to help us to share our collections and inspire the innovators of tomorrow.

Donations to MOTAT are warmly welcomed, in fact they are essential to the ongoing restoration and conservation of our collections and buildings. We value every donor and thank you for your strong support of our work. While much of our funding is provided by Auckland Council, we are dependent upon the generosity of our supporters and partners to ensure that we are able to share our collections with current and future generations of Kiwis and international visitors.

You can read about one of our funding projects to ensure the historic integrity of our iconic Pumphouse here.



We've made it easy for you to donate to MOTAT and help us do more. Make your donation via Give a Little using our secure online payment facility:



Here are the details you need if you'd like to setup up a direct debit or one-off donation using internet banking:

Bank: Westpac
Branch: Britomart
Account: 03-1509-0256329-000

To help us identify your donation, please include your name and the word 'donation' in the reference fields. Please email with your postal address if you wish to receive a receipt for tax purposes.


If you're sending your donation by cheque please make it payable to Museum of Transport and Technology and mail it to:

MOTAT - Museum of Transport and Technology
Fundraising Coordinator
PO Box 44-114
Pt Chevalier  
Auckland 1246


MOTAT is a non-profit registered charitable trust and donor organisation, Charity number CC30945. Donations over $5 are eligible for tax credits. Any individual who makes a gift of $5 or more to a charitable organisation can claim 1/3 of their taxable income or 1/3 of the total donations made in that tax year, whichever is the lesser amount.

Companies are also entitled to deduct from their net income any donations made to a charitable organisation as an expense. The total amount that can be deducted is limited only by the amount of the company's net income.

Your regular gift will help us plan for the future with confidence and thus ensure ongoing restoration and conservation of our collections. For further details please phone Kathryn Michie on 09 845 3709 or email


MOTAT is supported by the Auckland Council. Why does it need my help?

Because many of the projects MOTAT wishes to undertake require additional funding to that provided by the Auckland Council grant. 

What are the tax benefits of making a gift?

Gifts of money by New Zealand resident taxpayers to a registered charity may qualify for a 33.1/3% rebate on any gift (up to a limit of total net income for all gifts in a given tax year). For example, if a donor makes a gift of $900 it costs the donor only $600, once the $300 rebate is taken into consideration. Receipts that may be used for tax purposes will be issued for all donations. 

Is MOTAT a registered charity?

Yes MOTAT is a registered charity. Its registration number is CC30945. 

How do I specify where I want my gift to go?

A donor may specify the gift designation by writing a ticking the appropriate box on the online DONATE form or by writing a letter stating the intent of the gift. If the purpose specified is in the view of MOTAT not practicable MOTAT will contact the donor to discuss options. 

May I spread payment of the gift over a number of years?

Yes, payments may be spread over a number of years. It is best to contact MOTAT to discuss the various options.