Road User Charges (RUC) Regulations
Last updated on
23/05/2013 4:47 p.m.
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee announced the details of regulations that will be made to support the Road User Charges Act 2012. This page includes further following information about the content of the regulations.
New RUC rates from 1 July 2013
Changes to road user charges were announced on 16 May 2013, and will take effect on 1 July.
The rates will increase an average of 5.9%, in line with increases in fuel excise duty on petrol. Funding raised will help deliver the Roads of National Significance (RoNS) programme, support investment in upper North Island transport projects beyond the RoNS programme, and contribute to other roading projects from the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding 2012.
View the questions and answers on the 1 July 2013 road user charges and petrol excise duty increases
View the new rates of road user charges on the New Zealand Legislation website.
Use the RUC calculator to see what your RUC will be after 1 July 2013.
Some vehicles are exempt, or able to be exempted from RUC.
Light electric RUC vehicles whose motive power is derived wholly or partly from an external source of electricity are exempt.
The NZ Transport Agency as RUC collector can also exempt individual RUC vehicles on a case-by-case basis.
A new exemption will be in place from 6 June 2013 for light RUC vehicles used almost exclusively off-road. The new exemption requires vehicles to:
- be driven almost exclusively off-road, and
- be driven on public roads only within 10km of the boundary of the property where the vehicle usually kept, and
- have the exemption sticker displayed in the windscreen at all times.
View details on vehicles eligible for an exemption on the NZ Transport Agency website.
Links to full text of regulations
The full text of each of the regulations that support the Road User Charges Act 2012 is available at the links below.
Road User Charges Amendment Regulations 2013
Road User Charges (Rates) Regulations 2013
Road User Charges Regulations 2012
Road User Charges (Administration Fees) Regulations 2012
Road User Charges (Infringement Offences) Regulations 2012
Road User Charges (Rates) Regulations 2012
Road User Charges (Transitional Matters) Regulations 2012
Road User Charges (Classes of RUC Vehicles) Exemption Order 2012
Road User Charges (RUC Collector) Order 2012
Road User Charges (Exemption Period for Light Electric RUC Vehicles) Order 2012