Amusement Devices

All mechanical amusement devices at events such as ferris wheels, roller coasters, dodgem cars and bumper cars, must have a Certificate of Registration issued by the Department of Labour. Before an amusement device is operated, the owner must apply to Horowhenua District Council for a permit to operate (an amusement device permit).  A copy of the certificate of registration issued by the Department of Labour must accompany the application, unless we already hold one on file for the device. 

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General Conditions for Amusement Device Applications

The general conditions for Amusement Device Applications are as follows:

  • Applications must be accompanied by a current Certificate of Registration and the application fee. (Therefore, faxed applications will not usually be acceptable.)
  • Applications must be received at least 5 working days in advance of the event.
  • Fees for permit applications are non-refundable.
    Applications are not transferable to other dates outside those on the original application.
  • Rides should not commence before the permit has been issued. 
  • No application fees will be accepted on-site on the day of the event, i.e. if you have not applied before the event then you do not operate.