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Eligibility for rebates

From 21 December 2018, new entitlements to Regional Fuel Tax rebates will come into effect for the Auckland scheme area.

From March 2019, system changes will be in place for customers now eligible. Please keep all your invoices and/or receipts and come back from 1 March 2019 to find out more.

Who can get a rebate?

You may be able to claim back regional fuel tax you paid if:

  • the fuel was used for commercial purposes, government or charitable organisations, and
  • the fuel wasn’t used in a vehicle on the road, and 
  • the fuel was used for an eligible use.

Find out if you’re eligible to receive a rebate.

What can you claim

This table provides general guidance only. For specific rules refer to the Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Regulations 2018(external link)

Fuel types
  • Petrol
  • Diesel
  • Biofuel
  • Avgas
  • CNG
  • LPG
(these are not taxed)
Type of use
  • Commercial purposes
  • Government use
  • Charitable organisations
  • Personal
  • Household
  • Domestic

Vehicles that are:

  • not legally required to be registered (does not include expired or suspended licence (rego)), or
  • forklifts, or
  • specialised agricultural vehicles, or
  • rail exclusive vehicles.
Registered vehicles that are:
  • Commercial vessels
  • Search and rescue vessels
  • Recreational boats
Other commercial purpose (not a vehicle or vessel) Commercial equipment that could include:
  • generators
  • lawn mowers
  • chainsaws
  • sawmills
  • pumps
  • light towers.
  • Aircraft

Personal, household, or domestic equipment that could include:

  • home generators
  • residential lawnmowers.