Transport relief package extended
The government has extended the transport relief package until 30 June 2023.
The package, which includes reductions in fuel excise duty (FED), road user charges (RUC) and public transport fares, was announced in March 2022 to support New Zealanders through the global energy crisis.
Cost of living support extended for families and businesses (February 2023)(external link)
Government cuts 25c a litre off fuel excise in cost of living relief package (March 2022)(external link)
Govt extending cost of living support (December 2022)(external link)
Road user charges (RUC)
Road user charges were cut by 36 percent across all rates between 21 April 2022 and 31 January 2023.
The Government has now announced that it will re-introduce the RUC reduction when it has passed new legislation.
The standard rates of road user charges will apply until the legislation is passed.
Road user charges (RUC) temporary reduction scheme
Fuel excise duty (FED)
A 25 cents a litre cut in FED came into effect in March 2022, which reduced the price of petrol at the pump by 25 cents a litre. This reduction now applies until 30 June 2023.
Half-price public transport fares, which have been in place since April 2022, will end on 30 June 2023.
Find out more about the half price public transport fares