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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 30 January 2020.

Fixed charges

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

Fee 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
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 $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.

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) branch

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

Harbourmaster's office

  • Cash and cheques are no longer accepted at the Harbourmaster's office.
  • Payments can be accepted at the office using a valid debit or credit card i.e. Master Card and Visa credit cards are accepted.

For more information

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