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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 1 July 2019

Fixed charges

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

Mooring type Fee description Fee from 1 July 2019 (incl. GST)
Swing mooring Standard annual licence fee $296.20
Pile mooring Standard annual licence fee $933.00
Mud mooring areas Standard annual licence fee $69.70
Privately owned piles Standard annual licence fee $238.70
Emergency mooring
(one week minimum charge)
Standard mooring (weekly charge) $89.20
Heavy mooring (weekly charge) $127.50
Commercial swing mooring Standard annual licence fee $764.00
Application and transfer for mooring site Application/administration fee $61.00
Commercial vessel licence Standard annual licence fee $88.70
Personal watercraft registration
(one-off fee per watercraft)
Registration fee $55.50
Pilotage assessment Assessment fee $255.00
Harbourmaster patrol vessel Hourly charge (includes two crew) $373.30

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 $205.30
Team leader $196.00
Specialist/senior $196.00
Assistant/technician $146.20
Administration $108.90


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