Harbourmaster fees & charges Harbourmaster fees & charges

Summary of Harbourmaster fees or charges, and payment options. All fees and charges include GST.

Fees and charges - Last updated 1 July 2023

Fixed charges

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

Fee Type Fee Description Fee from 1 July 2023 (incl. GST)
Swing Mooring Standard annual licence fee $341.00
Pile Mooring Standard annual licence fee $1,074.00
Mud Mooring areas Standard annual licence fee $81.50
Privately Owned Piles Standard annual licence fee $275.50
Emergency Mooring (1 week minimum charge) Standard mooring (weekly charge) $102
Heavy mooring (weekly charge) $147.00
Application and transfer for mooring site Transfer / administration fee $71.00
Personal Watercraft Registration (one off fee per watercraft) Registration fee $63.00
Stickers (personal watercraft) Sticker fee $27.00
Pilotage Assessment Assessment fee $293.00
Harbourmaster Patrol Vessel Hourly charge (includes 2 crew) $430.00
Harbourmaster Barge Hourly charge (includes 2 crew) $506.50
Annual Navigation & Safety Fee for foreign flagged vessels 40 metres and over LOA anchoring or dynamic positioning in the region’s waters.
Some exemptions do apply.
Annual fee (valid for 12 months from date of first anchoring/positioning) $26.80/metre LOA

Hourly rates

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

Description Specialty Hourly rate from 1 July 2023 (incl. GST)
Harbourmaster / Deputy Harbourmaster All areas $236.50
Operations Manager / Maritime Officer All areas $225.00
Skipper / Deckhand / Maritime Assistant All areas $168.50
Administrator All areas $125.00

Payment options

Internet banking or in person at a Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) branch 

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

For more information

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