Auckland Transport

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 2016 Fee from 1 July 2017
Swing mooring Standard annual licence fee $226.70 $230.00
Pile mooring Standard annual licence fee $831.50 $844.00
Mud mooring areas Standard annual licence fee $66.20 $67.20
Privately owned piles Standard annual licence fee $226.70 $230.00
Emergency mooring
(one week minimum charge)
Standard mooring (weekly charge) $84.70 $86.00
Heavy mooring (weekly charge) $121.00 $122.90
Commercial swing mooring Standard annual licence fee $757.70 $736.60
Application and transfer for mooring site Application/administration fee $57.80 $58.70
Commercial vessel licence Standard annual licence fee $84.20 $85.50
Personal watercraft registration
(one-off fee per watercraft)
Registration fee $52.50 $53.50
Pilotage assessment Assessment fee $241.90 $245.50
Harbourmaster patrol vessel Hourly charge (includes two crew) $302.30 $360.00

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 2016 Hourly rate from 1 July 2017
Manager/project manager $190 $198
Team leader $180 $189
Specialist/senior $180 $189
Assistant/technician $135 $141
Administration $105 $105

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