Amusement Devices

What is an Amusement Device

These are generally pleasure rides that are available to the public. They include things like merry-go-rounds and ferris wheels.

Amusement Devices come under the control of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Labour) and need to be registered by obtaining a Permit to Operate an Amusement Device (Amusement Devices Regulations 1978).

Bouncy castles, inflatable slides and non-powered playground equipment are not Amusement Devices and do not require a permit.

Permit to Operate

Before a registered device is operated, you must apply to the appropriate local authority for a permit.

The applicant must provide:

  • Completed application form (including dates)
  • Certificates of Registration of an Amusement Device
  • Date and time of inspection required
  • Payment - quote fee code 02020.011.0143

The Building Advisor will inspect and then issue a Permit to Operate an Amusement Device.

Amusement Devices

Amusement device fees are set by legislation.

For $
1 device, for the first seven days of proposed operation or part thereof 11.50
Each additional device operated by the same owner, for the first seven days or part thereof 2.30
Each device, for each further period of seven days or part thereof 1.15