International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy

From 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 protects and supports our environment. The IVL annual performance report for 2020/21 is now available.

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How the IVL works

Visitors to New Zealand are directly contributing to making sure that tourism continues to benefit communities, visitors and the environment.

Projects funded by the IVL

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.

IVL Annual performance reports

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 measures the yearly progress made by the projects that the IVL Advisory Group evaluates and selects. Each reporting year runs from 1 July – 30 June.

IVL Advisory Group

The IVL Advisory Group guides and shapes the areas for investment from the IVL. They provide focus, leadership and expertise to guide the IVL to where it makes the most impact.

Last updated: 05 December 2022