In 2014 the Minister of Transport 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 2018
The Government has announced changes to road user charges and petrol excise duty, which will take effect from 1 October and 30 September 2018 respectively.
To find out your RUC rate, you can either use our online RUC calculator(external link) or download a version of our Excel RUC calculator spreadsheet [XLS, 90 KB](external link).
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.
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.