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Amusement devices

Information on operating an Amusement device at an event

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 amusement devices

Operators of land borne inflatable amusement devices (e.g. bouncy castles, inflatable slides) must be able to demonstrate how the risk to health and safety associated with their use will be managed. All land borne inflatable amusement devices operating on council land must be approved by council’s health and safety team. If you are planning to have a land borne inflatable amusement device at your event, we encourage you to contact our event facilitation team in the first instance, who will offer advice and guidance on the next steps to take.

Last Reviewed: 30/04/2021

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