Lost property

The management of lost property found within the international or domestic terminal is as follows:

The following items will be disposed of immediately (subject to our discretion):

  • Rubbish & non hygienic items
  • Food & non-alcoholic liquid
  • Alcoholic liquids which are not sealed
  • Food & drink containers (including reusable water bottles and travel mugs)
  • Medication
  • False teeth
  • Personal hygiene products, including makeup and toiletry bags
  • Stationery and pencil cases / colouring in books
  • Baby products such as dummies, bottles
  • Any item that may be a biohazard
  • Abandoned suitcases
  • Passport holders (NOT passports)
  • Neck pillows
  • Items of clothing
  • Non-branded sunglasses
  • Miscellaneous


Auckland Airport is presently unable to store or return lost property left in the Transit Lounge (Pier B) as a result of COVID-19.

The following items to be kept for 30 days:

  • Keys
  • Wallets with no identification contained within
  • Bank cards, drivers licences etc. (not cash)
  • Adaptors, cables etc. unless attached to a device, then these are stored with the device
  • Prescription sunglasses and reading glasses
  • Left luggage in processing areas

The following items to be kept for 90 days:

  • Jewellery and watches
  • Mobile phones
  • Electronic equipment (including laptops, tablets, cameras, headphones and USB sticks)
  • All cash
  • High value clothing, wallets or handbags

Passports and cash over $10,000 will be handed to Airport Police when found. Please contact Airport Police on +64 9 2759046.

For items lost or left behind on an aircraft, please contact your airline directly.

Duty Free items which are left after security will be passed onto NZ Customs. You will need to contact them directly on +64 9 2556681 and they will advise on how you can collect your items.

Auckland Airport lost property office location:

The lost property office is located in our Operations Reception, Ground Floor, International Terminal (outside of Door 1). You will need to identify your lost item and bring photo ID with you.

To find Operations Reception, go to the international check-in area, exit the building through Door 1 and then turn right. View the Airport maps to see the location.

Office hours:

Our office hours are 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday for on-site collection.

How to claim lost property:

If you have lost an item and it is being kept for a certain duration, please contact our lost property office (details below). If the team are able to locate your lost item, they will provide you with a reference number and you will need this, along with photo ID, to claim your item. Should you be unable to return to the airport to collect your lost property, the team are able to post this to you. Please discuss these options with the team member.

Claiming of cash can only be done via bank transfer directly.

Our contact details are:

Phone: 0800 AIRPORT (0800 247 7678) Email: lostproperty@aucklandairport.co.nz

Our postal address is:

Auckland International Airport Ltd
Po Box 73020
Auckland Airport
Manukau 2150
New Zealand
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