Changes to our funding
As a transport sector agency, under the Transport Regulatory System Funding Principles, Maritime New Zealand is required to undertake a full review of fees and levies every six years, with mid-point checks every three years.
A review of maritime levy rates was originally scheduled to occur during 2021/22. Government agreed to delay this review due to the disruption from COVID-19 impacts.
We recently consulted on a rescheduled funding review over July - August 2023.
This funding review is expected to conclude and take effect from 1 July 2024. In the interim, the levy rates set out in legislation continue to apply.
Maritime NZ’s revenue comes from a variety of fees, levies (Maritime Levies, Fuel Excise Duty, Health and Safety at Work Levy (Working Safer Levy) and Oil Pollution Levies) and Crown funding. This is used to fund all activities Maritime NZ is required by law to undertake, including supporting the regulatory, compliance and response system.
The Oil Pollution Levies were included in the 2023 Funding Review consultation, which included the allocation methodology and rates.