NZ Lifestyle Camping 

Self Containment 

Guidelines and Testing Officers

Bringing choice into getting self contained

Is that vehicle certified?

Find your closest Testing Officer


North Island             South Island

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Business Operators and Testing Officers 

We believe in fair business practice and that every campervan owner should have the right to have a self containment check done, whether a member of a club or not.

Are you able to do self containment testing

or would you like to?

Important: NZ Lifestyle Camping is required to charge a processing fee to cover administration expenses.

This will be in addition to the amount the testing officer / business charges for their time.

Have you checked out the benefits of being an APCNZ member yet?

  • Discounted campervan Insurance

  • Campground Discounts 

  • Ferry discounts

  • Mobile Broadband

  • Club  events

  • liability Insurance

Liability cover for member events

 What is Certified Self Containment? 

A self containment vehicle is designed to completely meet the ablutionary and sanitary needs of the occupants (including water for drinking and cooking) for a minimum of three days without requiring any external services or discharging any waste.

Is your vehicle ready to be certified as Self Contained?   Check our latest guidelines     


  • A self containment checklist must be signed off by either     

  • a registered plumber, gasfitter or drainlayer

  • a qualified self containment testing officer.

  Testing officer charges may apply.  

  Once your checklist is completed it should be forwarded to an approved issuing authority for your window card / warrant and blue CSC label.

We want to make it easier for you to get certified for self containment. 

Please use this directory to help find businesses and testing officers near you.

Always call ahead and book with the testing officer.


Our standard fee for processing your self containment documentation is $40.00 from  1 July 2019.

This is discounted by $20.00 for All Points Camping Club Members. (Membership cost $35.00) Includes discounts at Bluebridge Ferry, InterIslander, NZ Rail Great Journeys, Campgrounds throughout  NZ, member support and retail savings including discoverNET mobile broadband. 

The NZ Lifestyle Camping bank account for payment is:

 BNZ 02-0628-0084975-00

Note: No processing fee paid = no documentation issued.

Are you traveling?  We can send your documentation to any Fastway courier depot for collection

(fastest method) or try NZ Post Parcel Collect for a forwarding address for mail.


Find a Fastway collection depot.