The government's temporary transport relief package, which includes reductions in fuel excise duty (FED), road user charges (RUC) and public transport fares, was announced on 14 March to support New Zealanders through the current global energy crisis, exacerbated by the war in Ukraine.
Road user charges (RUC)
From 21 April 2022 until 31 January 2023, road user charges will be cut by 36 percent across all rates.
The Government set this figure because it offers equivalent savings to the fuel excise duty cut of 25 cents a litre.
Road user charges (RUC) temporary reduction scheme
Fuel excise duty (FED)
A 25 cents a litre cut in FED came into effect on 15 March 2022, which reduces the price of petrol at the pump by 25 cents a litre. This reduction will apply until 31 January 2023.
Claiming for FED refunds for the first quarter of 2022
From 1 April 2022 until 31 January 2023, half-price public transport fares will be in place, covering core public transport services, Te Huia and Capital Connection train services, and total mobility options for those with long-term impairments who can’t use public transport.
Find out more about the half price public transport fares