The Auckland regional fuel tax scheme began on 1 July 2018, at a rate of 10 cents per litre (plus GST) on petrol and diesel and their bio-variants. This is to support transport projects that would otherwise be delayed or not funded.
The NZ Transport Agency administers the collection of regional fuel tax (RFT) directly from fuel distributors. RFT is paid by fuel distributors when they supply fuel within the region. This includes, but is not limited to, deliveries to service stations, fuel storage tanks, machines, marinas and vehicles.
All fuel distributors within the Auckland region provide us with a monthly tax return with details of the fuel they have delivered. We will use this information to track and monitor all fuel supplied and investigate irregularities as needed.
The Transport Agency forwards the RFT collected on to Auckland Council, less any rebates paid and a service cost.
The rules around collection, liability for tax payment and enforcement are in the Land Transport Management Act 2003 and its supporting regulations.
Find out more on the Ministry of Transport's website(external link)
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)