International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy
Since 1 July 2019, most international visitors to New Zealand are charged the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) of $35. The IVL is invested in projects that will help to create productive, sustainable and inclusive tourism growth that supports and protects our environment and enriches New Zealanders’ lives.
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The IVL is a $35 levy that is charged to most international visitors to New Zealand. The IVL aims to address current challenges in the tourism and conservation systems.
The IVL fund is split evenly across tourism and conservation projects to ensure investment that will help to create productive, sustainable and inclusive tourism growth while protecting and supporting our environment.
The projects funded by the IVL are examples of how visitors have directly contributed to the unique natural heritage they enjoy, and the infrastructure they use while they’re here.
The IVL annual performance reports are co-owned by MBIE and the Department of Conservation. They record how the revenue generated by the IVL is allocated, and measure the yearly progress made by the projects the IVL funds. Each reporting year runs from 1 July to 30 June.