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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 20 May 2020.

Fixed charges

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

Fee type Fee description Fee from 1 July 2020 (incl. GST)
Swing mooring Standard annual licence fee $300
Pile mooring Standard annual licence fee $945
Mud mooring areas Standard annual licence fee $71
Privately owned piles Standard annual licence fee $242
Emergency mooring
(one week minimum charge)
Standard mooring (weekly charge) $90
Heavy mooring (weekly charge) $129
Commercial swing mooring Standard annual licence fee $773
Application and transfer for mooring site Application/administration fee $62
Commercial vessel licence Standard annual licence fee $90
Personal watercraft registration
(one-off fee per watercraft)
Registration fee $56
Pilotage assessment Assessment fee $258
Harbourmaster patrol vessel Hourly charge (includes two crew) $378
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) $23/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.

Fee type Hourly rate from 1 July 2019 (incl. GST)
Manager/project manager $208
Team leader $198
Specialist/senior $198
Assistant/technician $148
Administration $110

Payment options

Internet banking

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

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