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Harbourmaster's office Harbourmaster's office

The Harbourmaster's office is responsible for maritime safety for the environment, harbours, and users navigating in or on the water of the Auckland region.

Contacting the Harbourmaster's office

The Harbourmaster's office can be contact for:

  • Harbour emergencies.
  • Enforcement of the Navigation Safety Bylaw 2014.
  • Marine safety issues.
  • Reports of illegal anchoring.
  • Ports of Auckland (formerly known as Auckland Harbour Board).
  • Reserved areas.
  • Mooring enquiries.
  • Damage to buoys.
  • Large items of litter or debris floating in the water (within the 12 nautical mile limit), which may be a navigational hazard or shipping. For example, shipping containers, drums, cars, animals or logs.

Call the Harbourmaster on 09 362 0397 or email There is also a 24 hour duty officer available for emergencies.

Harbourmaster fees & charges

View a summary of Harbourmaster fees or charges, and payment options.

Pest-free warrant

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Harbourmaster’s Office holds a Pest-free Warrant, meeting DOC and Auckland Council’s biosecurity standards for visiting islands in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

Find out more about Pest free warrant holders (links to