Lake Usage Form

Use this Form if your event:

DOES NOT require an uplifting of one or more of the Bay of Plenty Regional Navigation
Safety bylaws

DOES NOT require a Partial or Full Lake Closure, or

DOES NOT require a Reserved Area (Coastal).

Please refer to the Bay of Plenty Regional Navigation Safety Bylaw and the Rotorua Lakes
Closure Guidelines
for more information. Cell phone coverage is limited in some places.


Are you a machine? If not please enter nothing in here:

Details of applicant

Contact person:*
Contact phone:*
Group/organisation name:*
Email address*
Contact name and number for day of event if different from above:

Details of activity

Event name:*
What type of activity:*
Which lake:*
Location/area of operation/waterway:*

A map of the area to be used must be attached and marked with the following information:

- The area of water the event will be utilising
- The course setup/placement/dimensions.
- Location of any support vessel/s, first aid, entry and exit points etc.

Upload Map
Day/date of event:*
How many people:*
How many vessels:*
Start time:*
Finish time:*

Bay of Plenty Regional Council recommends that a safety plan is put into place to manage all of your risks. We strongly advise you obtain experienced assistance if you have never completed a safety plan before.

Safe Operating Plan (SOP)

Upload your Safe Operating Plan