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How we are funded
Our annual budget is $36 million. Our revenue comes from a combination of:
- Crown funding
- direct fees and charges.
This for funding activities such as technical policy advice, ministerial services, rules development, international engagement, search and rescue and maritime security.
Crown funding is made up of:
- General taxation
- Fuel Excise Duty (including from recreational boating)
- ACC, Health and Safety in Employment and other levies.
These are charged on shipping and the offshore sector - for safety infrastructure services, information and education, investigations, inspection of foreign ships, enforcement and oil pollution response preparedness.
Direct fees and charges
These consist of direct service charges for issuing maritime documents such as seafarer licenses, ship registration, certificates, operator audits, inspections and exemptions from rules. These are a combination of fixed fees, hourly rates or reimbursement of expenses.
Current fees and charges
View all our fees and charges for providing services and activities in the maritime sector.
Maritime Levies Regulations 2016[New Zealand Legislation] Maritime Transport (Oil Pollution Levies) Order 2013[New Zealand Legislation] Shipping (Charges) Regulations 2014[New Zealand Legislation] Ship Registration (Fees) Regulations 2013[New Zealand Legislation] Maritime Security (Charges) Regulations 2016[New Zealand Legislation]
Changes in our funding
In order to ensure its ongoing capability to work in the domestic and foreign maritime sectors is adequately funded, Maritime NZ has gone through a number of funding review programmes and consultations.
Our accountability documents
As a Crown entity, Maritime New Zealand has a responsibility to report to parliament and the public on our performance.
For financial statements, summaries and forecasts see our latest Annual Report, Statement of Intent (SOI) and Statement of Performance Expectations (SPE) documents.
Chief Executive’s business expense, gifts and hospitality disclosure
MNZ publishes spreadsheets showing the Chief Executive’s expenses every six months.
The spreadsheets show the business expenses incurred by the Chief Executive as well as any gifts or hospitality over the value of $100.