• Authority to Work

Coordinating workplace risks

Anyone carrying out non-routine activity on sites controlled by LPC must have an LPC Authority to Work. Some non-routine activity must be carried out under an LPC Permit to Work.

An Authority to Work or Permit to Work requires 2 working days’ notice to process.

Non-routine work: LPC defines routine work as work carried out by LPC personnel and Lyttelton Port Users that can be anticipated on any given day. Routine work is expected to be carried out under a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS). Non-routine work is anything else.

Some work involves high risk and must be carried out with an LPC Permit to Work. Permittable work includes:
• Crane lifts – Wharf
• Excavations
• Diving in Port operational areas (use Authority to Work on Water)
• Hot Work in common Port areas (coming soon)

How to apply

To apply for an LPC Authority or a Permit to Work complete the form via the APPLY NOW links above (top right).

The LPC Permit Office will review and confirm acceptance with an LPC Authority to Work or Permit to Work.

The LPC Permit Office will endeavour to turn around short-notice requests in time to avoid undue delays.

A copy of the Authority to Work or Permit to Work must be carried with the work party and produced on request by any LPC agent. When the work is finished the work party must contact the Permit Office to confirm completion.

If applying for a Permit to use a Crane or Oversized Vehicle on an LPC wharf structure click here to download an editable pdf application form. Complete the form and email it to permits@lpc.co.nz


Click a link below to apply for:

Authority to Work

Excavation Permit

Crane Lifts Authority

Authority to Work on Water

Choose just one form.


  • To obtain the Entry Code that you will need the first time you submit a form. Retain this code for future use.
  • For queries and to arrange for short-notice access approval.


Email: permits@lpc.co.nz

Phone: 03 741 5164

Address: 58 Norwich Quay, Lyttelton

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