Amusement Devices

Building Information

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 02020.011.0155

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 2019/2020
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

Publish Date: 28 Mar 2014