For information on Rides and Amusement Devices see below
Amusement devices include fairground rides and any other mechanically-powered unit that is used for rider entertainment. Before you can operate the amusement device, you must obtain both the certificate of registration AND the permit to operate. You must apply for this permit to operate through your local Council. Please allow sufficient time before your event to obtain first the Certificate of Registration, and then the Permit to operate
Amusement devices include any fairground rides and any other mechanically-powered unit that is used for rider entertainment.
These include but are not limited to:
BEFORE you can operate the amusement device, you must obtain BOTH the certificate of registration AND the permit to operate. Allow sufficient time to obtain first the Certificate of Registration, and then the Permit to operate:
1. Certificate of Registration:
Provided the applicant has supplied all the information requested their application should be processed by WORKSAFE NZ within 20 working days (4 weeks). Complete and provide the following to WORKSAFE New Zealand, PO Box 165, Wellington 6140:
There is a fee for this certificate – please ask your local Council for the cost.
2. Permit to Operate:
Every permit application must be made at least 3 days BEFORE the applicant intends to use the amusement device and if the device is re-sited, then a new permit is required.
Remember to include the prescribed fee:
The permit will only be issued when the Council is satisfied that the device has current registration and can be operated on the proposed site, without danger to operators, users and others in the vicinity. A local authority may cancel a permit if, in its opinion, the device to which it relates cannot be operated safely.
The owner has an obligation to notify the WORKSAFE in the following circumstances:
For information on Land-bourne inflatable device operating requirements which are managed by Worksafe NZ and not by the Territorial Authority, see the link to Worksafe’s website here