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Harbourmaster fees & charges Harbourmaster fees & charges

All fees and charges include GST.

Fees and charges


Fixed charges

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

Mooring type Fee description Fee from 1 July 2017 Fee from 1 July 2018
Swing mooring Standard annual licence fee $230.00 $234.00
Pile mooring Standard annual licence fee $844.00 $858.35
Mud mooring areas Standard annual licence fee $67.20 $68.35
Privately owned piles Standard annual licence fee $230.00 $234.00
Emergency mooring
(one week minimum charge)
Standard mooring (weekly charge) $86.00 $87.50
Heavy mooring (weekly charge) $122.90 $125.00
Commercial swing mooring Standard annual licence fee $736.60 $749.00
Application and transfer for mooring site Application/administration fee $58.70 $59.70
Commercial vessel licence Standard annual licence fee $85.50 $87.00
Personal watercraft registration
(one-off fee per watercraft)
Registration fee $53.50 $54.40
Pilotage assessment Assessment fee $245.50 $250.00
Harbourmaster patrol vessel Hourly charge (includes two crew) $360.00 $366.00

Hourly rates

The rates below relate to officer hours spent on planning, co-ordination, liaison and operations of events, and auditing of hire craft.

Fee type Hourly rate from 1 July 2017 Hourly rate from 1 July 2018
Manager/project manager $198.00 $201.35
Team leader $189.00 $192.20
Specialist/senior $189.00 $192.20
Assistant/technician $141.00 $143.40
Administration $105.00 $106.80

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