Maritime Levy and fees
The Maritime Levy funds the maritime regulatory system and fees are charged for specific services provided to operators and seafarers. The changes ensure that appropriate funding is in place for the next six years.
Estimate your levy
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Alternatively, download our infographic to see the rates and how they apply to your vessel.
The following changes to the Maritime Levy and fees come into effect on 1 July 2019:
- a revised allocation methodology for the Maritime Levy
- a single reduced fee of $368 for seafarer certificates and endorsements
- not charging fees for routine audits and inspections but recovering the cost of these through the Maritime Levy
- a single hourly rate of $245 for all activities that are charged on actual time taken (and the basis for fixed fees)
- a reduction in most ship registration fees.
Fees and Levy Changes
Changes to fees and the levy come into effect on 1 July. Click on the panel below for more information on how these will affect you.
This report sets out Castalia’s review of Maritime New Zealand’s current Maritime Levy allocation methodology and recommends a new method.
This paper outlines a set of principles to guide funding reviews and advice on the appropriate funding sources for regulatory activities carried out within the transport regulatory system.
Funding review consultation
Maritime NZ’s consultation on proposed changes to the Maritime Levy and fees closed on 18 January 2019. This was referred to as the Funding Review. Visit the consultation page to read the summary of submissions and analysis document.