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Auckland Transport

Harbourmaster fees & charges

All fees and charges include GST.


Fixed charges


Annual mooring fees

The annual fee period is from 1 July to 30 June.

Mooring typeFee descriptionFee from 1 July 2015Fee from 1 July 2016
Swing mooring Standard annual licence fee $222.70 $226.70
Pile mooring Standard annual licence fee $816.80 $831.50
Mud mooring areas Standard annual licence fee $65.00 $66.20
Privately owned piles Standard annual licence fee $222.70 $226.70
Emergency mooring (1 week minimum charge) Standard mooring (weekly charge) $83.20 $84.70
Heavy mooring (weekly charge) $118.90 $121.00
Commercial swing mooring Standard annual licence fee $712.90 $725.70
Application and transfer for mooring site Application/administration fee $56.80 $57.80

Other charges

Fee typeFee from 1 July 2015Fee from 1 July 2016
Commercial vessel licence (annual fee) $82.70 $84.20
Personal watercraft registration fee $51.70 $52.50
Pilotage assessment fee $237.60 $241.90

Hourly rates


These rates relate to officer hours spent on planning, co-ordination, liaison and operations of events, and auditing of hire craft. The categories denote descriptions of work performed by council officers. Position titles vary across the Auckland Council regulatory departments.

Fee typeFee from 1 July 2015Fee from 1 July 2016
Manager/project manager $185 $190
Team leader $170 $180
Specialist/senior $170 $180
Assistant/technician $129 $135
Administration $103 $105

Other charges

Fee typeFee from 1 July 2015Fee from 1 July 2016
Harbourmaster vessel (includes one crew) $297.00 $302.30

Payment options

Internet banking

  • Account: 02 0192 0122888 03.
  • Reference: your customer number as stated on your invoice and your name.

In person

  • Harbourmaster's office: Auckland Marine Rescue Centre, 3 Solent Street, Mechanics Bay.
  • Any Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) branch:
    • Account: 02 0192 0122888 03.
    • Reference: your customer number as stated on your invoice and your name.

By cheque

  • Make payable to: Auckland Transport.
  • Mail address: Harbourmaster's office, Auckland Transport, Private Bag 92250, Auckland 1142.

For more information

Contact the Harbourmaster's office, c/o Auckland Transport, or phone: 09 362 0397.