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 device fees are set by legislation.
|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|