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Pay or query a harbourmaster fine Pay or query a harbourmaster fine

The AT Harbourmaster is responsible for enforcing the Auckland Council Navigation Safety Bylaw 2014. If you've received an infringement notice for an offence whilst on or in the waters around Auckland, keep reading for ways to pay or how to have your infringement reviewed.

Pay or query a fine online

Estimated time to pay or query a fine online : 5 minutes.


Ways to pay a fine

Online

Account2Account (bank transfer)

Account2Account is a way to make a secure one-off payment from your bank account* directly to ours.

Go to pay or query your fine online and follow the instructions. When you proceed to pay you will be given the option to pay using Account2Account.

* Account2Account is currently only available for customers of these banks: ANZ, ASB, BNZ, KiwiBank, TSB, Westpac.

Credit card

Go to pay or query your fine online and follow the instructions. When you proceed to pay you will be given the option to pay using credit card. We accept Visa or Mastercard.

In person

Postshop/Kiwibank branches, anywhere in New Zealand.

Please note: Some locations may not accept payment if an overdue fine has been lodged with a debt-collection agency. Please check the agency correspondence for available payment methods.

By post

Post a cheque made payable to Auckland Transport to the address below. Clearly write the Notice number and your date of birth on the back of the cheque.

Auckland Transport Harbourmaster Infringement,
Private bag 92265, 
Auckland 1142.

Please do not post cash.


You have 28 days to pay

If you receive an infringement notice, you have 28 days to pay or request a court hearing (PDF 366KB). If you don't, you'll receive a reminder notice.

If no payment or hearing request is received after the last date for payment printed on your reminder notice, the Infringement will be lodged with the Ministry of Justice and immediately become a court fine. Find out more about the infringement notice process.


How to query your Harbourmaster fine

If you'd like your Harbourmaster infringement notice reviewed, it can be done in one of the following ways:

  • Fill in our online form.
  • Download, print and complete the hardcopy infringement query form (PDF 107KB) and send it to us at the address below.
  • Write a letter and send it to us at the address below. Your letter should include a copy (not the original) of any supporting documentation you want us to consider. Please also include your notice number, date of offence, your full name, date of birth, address, and a contact telephone number.

Send letters and forms to

Auckland Transport infringement review,
Private Bag 92260,
Auckland 1142.


Reminder notices

If you have not paid your infringement or requested a court hearing within 28 days you will receive a reminder notice. The reminder will notifying you of the last date you can pay or request a court hearing (PDF 368KB). If the expiry date of the reminder notice has passed, contact us on 09 355 3553 during operating hours to see if the fine has been lodged at Court. If it has, then AT can no longer accept payment, you will need to contact the District Court to make payment.


Infringement notice process

The infringement notice process is set out in the Land Transport Act 1998 and the Summary Proceedings Act 1957. These laws detail how infringement notices must be served, and the administrative process.

Visit the Ministry of Justice website for more information on the fines process.

Review process

Please allow 10 working days to receive notification of the outcome of our review.

If the final date for payment falls prior to this 10-day period, please contact the AT Call Centre on 09 355 3553 during operating hours to advise of the urgency required in dealing with your request.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you require any further information or have other urgent questions.


Other types of infringement notices issued by AT