RFT started on 1 July 2018 in the Auckland region. Further regions may submit a proposal to establish a regional fuel tax (RFT) scheme from 1 January 2021.
Auckland Council consulted with their public on their regional land transport.
For information on the transport projects to be funded by RFT, check out Auckland Transport’s website(external link)
RFT is applied to the entire Auckland Council region, except the Great Barrier Local Board Area.
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10 cents per litre (plus GST). It is applied to petrol, diesel and their bio-variants.
RFT applies to both petrol and diesel (including bio-fuels and ethanol portions).
It does not apply to liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and compressed natural gas (CNG).
Eligible fuel purchases are purchases of petrol, diesel or their bio-variants made within the Auckland regional fuel tax boundary for use in eligible vehicles, vessels and/or machines. Don’t know if your place of purchase is within the boundary? See What is the boundary for Auckland RFT question
Commercial purposes are any purposes other than personal, domestic or household use. Commercial purposes includes government, schools and charitable organisations.
Waka Kotahi is not responsible for the eligibility rules. The Ministry of Transport, following the introduction of the regional fuel tax in Auckland, reviewed the range of situations where someone may be eligible to claim a rebate. You can read more about the review and some issues associated with providing rebates to all off-road fuel users on the Ministry of Transport’s website.
Ministry of Transport’s website(external link)
The following list is applicable to registered vehicles only. If your vehicle is not registered, you may be eligible for a rebate.
Or any other vehicle used only for, or solely in connection with, agricultural operations. Non registered vehicles are eligible.
Find out if you’re eligible to receive a rebate
The following statement applies to registered vehicles only. If your vehicle is not registered, you may be eligible for a rebate.
Check if you are eligible for a rebate
The regional fuel tax is designed to capture vehicles using the road. Therefore if your registered vehicle was made for general use on public roads and is not used for commercial agricultural purposes, then it most likely is not eligible for an RFT rebate.
Depending on how you buy, store and monitor your fuel use, you may be able to become exempt from paying RFT.
You cannot have an exemption from paying RFT if you:
You may be able to have an exemption from paying RFT if you:
To start applying for an exemption, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
You need to have an account with a fuel supplier to have an approved exemption for home heating. We will contact your fuel supplier to make sure we have the right details, and to let them know your home heating fuel will be exempt from paying RFT in the future if your application is approved.