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Road user charges (RUC)

Owing to COVID-19, RUC applications coming via post cannot be processed. However, we are able to process RUC applications that have been sent electronically. Please email these to

Anyone using New Zealand’s roads contributes towards their upkeep. Most road users pay levies when they buy fuel. Others, such as drivers of light diesel vehicles and heavy vehicles like trucks, pay through road user charges (RUC).

RUC rates are changing for most powered and unpowered vehicles from 1 October 2018

Check the tables below to see what your new rates will be 

Additional RUC rates will not change, and most H vehicle type rates will not change. 

Read the Road User Charges (Rates) Amendment Regulations 2018(external link)

Find out more about increases to petrol excise duty and road user charges(external link)