Duties, taxes and direct levies on motor fuels in New Zealand

This page has current national and regional duties, taxes and levies on motor fuels in New Zealand.

Duties, taxes and levies

The table below show duties, taxes and direct levies at national and then regional level. The values are correct as of 1 July 2019. All taxes and levies are in NZ cents per litre, and are listed exclusive of GST.

A detailed time-series of fuel duties, taxes and levies are available from the Energy Prices data tables.

See the Energy prices page for these.

National fuel taxes

  Unleaded 91 Petrol Unleaded 95 Petrol Petrol/ Ethanol Blends Automotive Diesel Biodiesel Methanol LPG
National Land Transport Fund 66.524 66.524 - - - - 10.4
Methanol Excise Duty - - - - - 30.2 -
ACC1 Levy 6 6 6 - - - -
Petroleum or Engine Fuel Monitoring Levy 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 - -
Local Authorities Fuel Tax 0.66 0.66 0.66 0.33 0.33 0.66 -
Totals 73.784 73.784 7.26 0.93 0.93 30.86 10.4

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Regional fuel taxes

Unleaded 91 Petrol Unleaded 95 Petrol Petrol/ Ethanol Blends Automotive Diesel Biodiesel Methanol LPG
Auckland Regional Fuel Tax 10 10 10 10 - -

Notes

  • Indirect charges that only apply on LPG produced from certain oil and gas fields (such as the Energy Resources Levy or ERL) are not included here.
  • Petrol/ethanol blends have an excise of 66.524 cents per litre, only on the petrol portion of the fuel.
  • The National Land Transport Fund tax is a duty levied under the Customs and Excise Act 2018. It is also sometimes referred to as Fuel Excise Duty (FED), or Petrol Excise Duty (PED) when applied to petrol. The revenue from this tax goes towards the National Land Transport Fund which is administered by the New Zealand Transport Agency.
  • Diesel is not subject to National Land Transport Fund tax. This is because diesel vehicles are subject to road user charges (RUC), which go toward the National Land Transport Fund.

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Last updated: 10 July 2019