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 Officer will inspect and then issue a Permit to Operate an Amusement Device.
Amusement Device Fees
|One 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|
Amusement device fees are set by legislation.
A building consent is required for any marquee exceeding 100m2. The use of the marquee can be for the purpose of either a public or private event.
The approval for a Marquee consent is only valid for a period not exceeding one month. An application for a Marquee shall be submitted through the Simpli portal using the Building Consent Form 2 application.
Important: If the marquee is to be used for more than one month then it is considered a "building" and you should talk to the Building Advisory Office to discuss your options.
Further information can be found at the MBIE website