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Amusement devices

Information on operating an amusement device at an event.

Mechanical amusement devices at events

Prior to seeking permission to operate an amusement device in Tauranga the operator must provide to Council;

  1. a completed application to operate an amusement device (see below);
  2. a copy of the current NZ Work Safe certificate of registration for the amusement device;
  3. the appropriate fees and;
  4. a minimum of 15 working days’ notice to arrange a site inspection. 

Applications received in less than 15 working days may be rejected.

Please email completed application forms to parkingadmin@tauranga.govt.nz

Upon receipt of the above council will arrange a suitable time for a site inspection to assess any risk of subsidence of the ground, sufficient clearance between any part of the device, suitable protective fencing or barriers and compliance with any local bylaws. A permit to operate can then be issued.

Land borne inflatable devices at events

It is important that land borne inflatable devices (e.g. bouncy castles, inflatable slides) meet the Australian Standard (the accepted safety standard as per Worksafe NZ guidelines).  Only those providers who can demonstrate to Council that their devices meet the Australian Standard are able to operate at events on public open space. If you are planning to have a land borne inflatable device at your event, please contact the event facilitation team who will be able to offer advice and guidance.

Providers who are unable to demonstrate that their devices meet the Australian Standard are not permitted to operate on public open space.

Worksafe NZ guidance on Land-borne inflatable device operating requirements can be found at Worksafe.

Application to operate a land borne inflatable

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