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RUC rates and transaction fees

Updated: 7 November 2013

The following road user charges (RUC) vehicle types, weight bands and rates are effective from 1 July 2013.

Please note: RUC rates will be changing from 1 July 2013. The new rates are available here

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Transaction fees

A transaction fee applies to each licence sale irrespective of the type of licence purchased.

The transaction fees for these services (GST inclusive) are as follows:

  • Online at www.nzta.govt.nz/online $4.80 per licence
  • Counter sales $7.80 per licence
  • By phone/fax* $5.90 per licence**
  • Automatic teller sales $6.20 per licence**
  • Direct connects $2.10 per licence**

*only available at these phone/fax numbers:
- Phone 0800 00 28 28
- Fax 06 953 6406

** Direct debit authority required.
To use the phone/fax, automatic teller and direct connects services you need to be set up as a direct debit customer. Call the Contact Centre for more details.

RUC rates for distance licences for powered vehicles payable from 1 July 2013 (excepting H vehicle types)

RUC Vehicle type number Description and example
(images are indicative only)
Weight Bands RUC rate
($ per 1,000 km GST inclusive)
1 Powered vehicles with 2 axles (except type 2 or type 299 vehicles)


Not more than 3.5 tonnes 53
More than 3.5 tonnes and not more than 6 tonnes 60
More than 6 tonnes and not more than 9 tonnes 119
Any RUC weight more than 9 tonnes 255
2 Powered vehicles with 1 single-tyred spaced axle and 1 twin-tyred spaced axle
alt
Not more than 6 tonnes 57
More than 6 tonnes and not more than 9 tonnes 87
More than 9 tonnes and not more than 12 tonnes 123
Any RUC weight more than 12 tonnes 262
311 (Bus) Powered passenger service vehicles with 3 axles
alt
Not more than 18 tonnes 230
Any weight more than 18 tonnes 351
6 Powered vehicles with 3 axles, (except type 308, 309, 311 or 399 vehicles)
alt
Not more than 12 tonnes 75
More than 12 tonnes and not more than 18 tonnes 242
Any RUC weight more than 18 tonnes 368
14 Powered vehicles with 4 axles (except type 408 or type 499 vehicles)

alt
All RUC weights 341
19 Powered vehicles with 5 or more axles (except type 599 vehicles)
alt
All RUC weights 300
308 Towing vehicles with 3 axles that are part of a combination vehicle with a total of at least 8 axles
alt
All RUC weights 331
408 Towing vehicles with 4 axles that are part of a combination vehicle with a total of at least 8 axles
alt
All RUC weights 307
309 Towing vehicles with 3 axles that are part of a combination vehicle with a total of at least 9 axles
alt
All RUC weights 252

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RUC rates for distance licences for unpowered vehicles payable from 1 July 2013

RUC Vehicle type number Description Weight Bands RUC rate ($ per 1,000 km
GST inclusive)
24 Unpowered vehicles with 1 axle
All RUC weights 107
29 Unpowered vehicles with 2 twin-tyred, or single large-tyred close axles, (except vehicle type 929)
alt
Not more than 10 tonnes 33
Any RUC weight more than 10 tonnes 118
30 Unpowered vehicles with 2 twin-tyred spaced axles
alt
Not more than 10 tonnes 33
Any RUC weight more than 10 tonnes 199
28 Unpowered vehicles with 2 axles (excluding vehicle types 29, 30 and 929)
alt
Not more than 10 tonnes 34
Any RUC weight more than 10 tonnes 213
33 Unpowered vehicles with 3 twin-tyred, or single large-tyred, close axles (except vehicle type 939)
alt
All RUC weights 158
37 Unpowered vehicles with 3 axles, (except vehicle types 33 and 939)
alt
Not more than 10 tonnes 33
Any RUC weight more than 10 tonnes 271
43 Unpowered vehicles with 4 axles
alt
All RUC weights 202
951 Unpowered vehicles with 5 or more axles
alt
All RUC weights 152
929 Leading trailer with 2 twin-tyred, or single large-tyred, close axles
alt
All RUC weights 85
939 Leading trailer with 3 twin-tyred, or single large-tyred, close axles
alt
All RUC weights 60

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RUC rates for distance licences for all terrain cranes** payable from 1 July 2013

RUC Vehicle type number Description Weight Bands RUC rate ($ per 1,000 km GST inclusive)
299 Self-powered all-terrain cranes with 2 axles All RUC weights 251
399 Self-powered all-terrain cranes with 3 axles All RUC weights 353
499 Self-powered all-terrain cranes with 4 axles All RUC weights 328
599 Self-powered all-terrain cranes with 5 axles All RUC weights 288
699 Self-powered all-terrain cranes with 6 axles All RUC weights 288
799 Self-powered all-terrain cranes with 7 axles All RUC weights 288
**An all-terrain crane is a non-load-carrying self-propelled vehicle designed solely or principally for lifting objects using a boom with lifting gear and with a tyre contact area of more than 1500cm2 per tyre.

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RUC rates for distance licences for vintage vehicles* payable from 1 July 2013

RUC Vehicle type number Description Weight Bands RUC rate ($ per 1,000 km GST inclusive)
402 Vintage powered vehicle with 2 axles RUC weight of more than 12 tonnes+ 165
403 Vintage powered vehicle with 3 axles Any RUC weights 146
404 Vintage powered vehicle with at least 4 axles Any RUC weights 150
*A vintage powered vehicle means a motor vehicle that is more than 40 years old on the date that it is registered, reregistered or licensed, and is not used for commercial purposes.
+Note: a vintage powered vehicle with 2 axles and a RUC weight of 12 tonnes or less remains a RUC vehicle type 1.

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RUC rates for distance licences for Type H vehicles payable from 1 July 2013

These licences substitute for the standard type licences for the powered vehicles. They are to be used in combination with the appropriate standard licences for the related trailers.

H vehicle type Description RUC rate ($ per 1,000 km GST inclusive)
H61 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 42,000 kg. 598
H62 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 44,000 kg. 723
H71 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 48,000 kg. 594
H72 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 929 RUC vehicle and a type 29 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 48,000 kg. 594
H73 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 50,000 kg. 641
H74 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 53,000 kg. 845
H81 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 48,000 kg. 410
H82 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 48,000 kg but not more than 53,000 kg. 593
H83 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 53,000 kg but not more than 58,000 kg. 850
H84 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 939 RUC vehicle and a type 29 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 48,000 kg. 425
H85 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 939 RUC vehicle and a type 29 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 48,000 kg but not more than 53,000 kg. 597
H86 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 939 RUC vehicle and a type 29 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 53,000 kg but not more than 58,000 kg. 882
H87 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 929 RUC vehicle and a type 29 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 48,000 kg. 410
H88 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 929 RUC vehicle and a type 29 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 48,000 kg but not more than 53,000kg. 593
H89 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 929 RUC vehicle and a type 29 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 53,000 kg but not more than 58,000kg. 850
H38 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 951 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 48,000 kg. 451
H39 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 951 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 48,000 kg but not more than 53,000kg. 623
H91 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 19 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle and with a permit weight of not more than 48,000 kg. 300
H92 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 19 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 48,000 kg but not more than 53,000 kg. 424
H93 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 19 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 54,000 kg but not more than 58,000 kg. 570
H94 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 951 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 50,000 kg. 341
H95 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 951 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 50,000 kg but not more than 54,000 kg. 474
H96 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 951 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 54,000 kg but not more than 58,000 kg. 620
H97 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 939 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 50,000 kg. 284
H98 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 939 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 50,000 kg but not more than 54,000 kg. 408
H99 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 939 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 54,000 kg and not more than 58,000 kg. 554
H30 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 929 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 50,000 kg. 259
H31 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 929 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 50,000 kg but not more than 54,000kg. 383
H32 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 929 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 54,000 kg but not more than 58,000kg. 529
H33 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 939 RUC vehicle and a type 29 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 50,000 kg. 324
H34 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 939 RUC vehicle and a type 29 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 50,000 kg but not more than 54,000kg. 448
H35 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 939 RUC vehicle and a type 29 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 54,000 kg but not more than 58,000kg. 594
H11 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 939 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight not more than 55,000 kg. 321
H12 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 939 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 55,000 kg but not more than 60,000 kg. 474
H14 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 55,000 kg. 179
H15 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 55,000 kg but not more than 60,000 kg. 332
H36 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 19 RUC vehicle towing a type 951 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 55,000 kg. 387
H37 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 19 RUC vehicle towing a type 951 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 55,000 kg but not more than 60,000 kg. 540
H17 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 55,000 kg. 105
H18 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 55,000 kg but not more than 60,000 kg. 211
H19 Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 60,000 kg but not more than 63,000 kg. 286

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RUC rates for additional licences for powered vehicles payable from 1 July 2013

Additional licences must be purchased for any vehicle operating on an over-weight permit. The weights shown refer to the amount of additional weight allowed under the permit.

These licences are in addition to the standard licences that must also be carried by the vehicles concerned at all times.

Rates of road user charges for additional licences for powered RUC vehicles ($ per km GST inclusive)

Additional weight (kg) Vehicle type
1 2 6 14 19
1,000 0.61 0.84 0.58 0.63 0.40
2,000 0.84 1.11 0.74 0.76 0.51
3,000 1.13 1.44 0.92 0.90 0.63
4,000 1.47 1.82 1.13 1.06 0.75
5,000 1.89 2.27 1.36 1.33 0.87
6,000 2.39 2.79 1.62 1.60 0.98
7,000 2.98 3.39 1.90 1.87 1.10
8,000 3.67 4.08 2.22 2.14 1.22
9,000 4.47 4.86 2.58 2.41 1.34
10,000 5.39 5.74 3.18 2.68 1.45
11,000 6.45 6.74 3.79 2.95 1.57
12,000 7.65 7.86 4.39 3.22 1.82
13,000 9.01 9.11 4.99 3.49 2.06
14,000 10.55 10.50 5.60 3.76 2.30
15,000 12.28 12.05 6.20 4.33 2.55
16,000 14.20 14.67 6.80 4.89 2.79
17,000 16.35 17.30 7.40 5.46 3.03
18,000 18.72 19.92 8.01 6.02 3.28
19,000 22.77 22.55 8.61 6.59 3.52
20,000 26.82 25.18 9.88 7.15 3.77
Each 1,000kg
more than
20,000kg
4.94 4.06 1.27 0.57 0.24

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RUC rates for additional licences for all-terrain cranes payable from 1 July 2013

Additional licences must be purchased for any vehicle operating on an over-weight permit. The weights shown refer to the amount of additional weight allowed under the permit.

These licences are in addition to the standard licences that must also be carried by the vehicles concerned at all times.

Rates of road user charges for additional licences for all-terrain cranes ($ per km GST inclusive)

Additional weight (kg) Vehicle type
299 399 499 599 699 799
1,000 0.40 0.22 0.26 0.55 0.74 0.43
2,000 0.55 0.31 0.33 0.62 0.82 0.48
3,000 0.73 0.41 0.41 0.70 0.90 0.53
4,000 0.94 0.52 0.50 0.79 0.99 0.59
5,000 1.18 0.65 0.65 0.89 1.09 0.65
6,000 1.47 0.80 0.80 0.99 1.19 0.72
7,000 1.80 0.96 0.95 1.10 1.29 0.78
8,000 2.17 1.13 1.10 1.22 1.39 0.85
9,000 2.60 1.33 1.26 1.35 1.49 0.91
10,000 3.09 1.66 1.41 1.48 1.59 0.97
11,000 3.64 2.00 1.56 1.63 1.69 1.04
12,000 4.25 2.33 1.71 1.78 1.79 1.10
13,000 4.93 2.66 1.86 1.94 1.90 1.17
14,000 5.70 3.00 2.01 2.11 2.00 1.23
15,000 6.54 3.33 2.32 2.29 2.10 1.30
16,000 7.98 3.66 2.63 2.46 2.20 1.36
17,000 9.42 4.00 2.94 2.63 2.30 1.43
18,000 10.85 4.33 3.26 2.81 2.40 1.49
19,000 12.29 4.66 3.57 2.98 2.50 1.55
20,000 13.73 5.36 3.88 3.15 2.60 1.62
Each 1,000kg
more than
20,000kg
2.23 0.70 0.31 0.17 0.10 0.06

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RUC rates for additional licences for combination vehicles payable from 1 July 2013

Additional licences must be purchased for any combination vehicle operating on an over-weight permit. The weights shown refer to the amount of additional weight allowed under the permit. These licences are in addition to the standard licences that must also be carried by the vehicles concerned at all times.

Charges for additional licences for combination vehicles ($ per km GST inclusive). Combinations with Type One or Two powered vehicles

Additional weight (kg) Type 1 and
Type 28
Type 1 and
Type 29
Type 1 and
Type 30
Type 2 and
Type 28
Type 2 and type 29 Type 2 and type 30 Type 2 and type 33 Type 2 and type 37 Type 2 and type 43
1,000 0.80 0.88 1.28 0.98 1.06 1.47 0.81 0.77 0.68
2,000 0.98 1.06 1.47 1.20 1.29 1.69 1.04 1.00 0.91
3,000 1.15 1.20 1.70 1.38 1.43 1.93 1.10 1.08 0.95
4,000 1.39 1.44 1.94 1.65 1.70 2.20 1.37 1.35 1.22
5,000 1.60 1.60 2.21 1.87 1.87 2.48 1.45 1.44 1.27
6,000 1.89 1.89 2.50 2.19 2.19 2.80 1.77 1.77 1.59
7,000 2.15 2.09 2.82 2.45 2.39 3.13 1.86 1.87 1.64
8,000 2.50 2.43 3.17 2.84 2.77 3.51 2.24 2.25 2.02
9,000 2.82 2.66 3.54 3.15 3.00 3.88 2.34 2.38 2.08
10,000 3.24 3.08 3.96 3.60 3.45 4.33 2.79 2.82 2.53
11,000 3.61 3.35 4.39 3.98 3.71 4.75 2.90 2.96 2.59
12,000 4.11 3.85 4.89 4.49 4.23 5.27 3.42 3.48 3.11
13,000 4.56 4.16 5.37 4.94 4.54 5.75 3.55 3.63 3.19
14,000 5.15 4.75 5.96 5.53 5.13 6.35 4.14 4.23 3.78
15,000 5.67 5.10 6.51 6.06 5.48 6.90 4.29 4.41 3.87
16,000 6.36 5.79 7.20 6.74 6.17 7.58 4.97 5.09 4.55
17,000 6.96 6.19 7.82 7.34 6.57 8.20 5.13 5.28 4.64
18,000 7.76 6.99 8.62 8.12 7.34 8.98 5.91 6.06 5.42
19,000 8.46 7.44 9.31 8.82 7.80 9.67 6.09 6.28 5.52
20,000 9.38 8.36 10.23 9.70 8.68 10.55 6.97 7.16 6.40
Each 1,000kg
more than
20,000kg
3.55 2.69 3.20 2.83 1.98 2.48 1.62 1.69 1.48

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Charges for additional licences for combination vehicles ($ per km GST inclusive). Type 6 powered vehicle and one trailer

Additional weight (kg) Type 6 and
Type 28
Type 6 and
Type 29
Type 6 and
Type 30
Type 6 and
Type 33
Type 6 and
Type 37
Type 6 and
Type 43
Type 6 and
Type 951
1,000 0.81 0.90 1.30 0.64 0.60 0.65 0.32
2,000 0.95 1.04 1.44 0.78 0.74 0.79 0.41
3,000 1.13 1.18 1.68 0.85 0.82 0.85 0.45
4,000 1.29 1.34 1.84 1.01 0.98 1.01 0.55
5,000 1.50 1.50 2.11 1.09 1.08 1.08 0.60
6,000 1.68 1.69 2.30 1.27 1.26 1.26 0.72
7,000 1.95 1.88 2.62 1.35 1.37 1.34 0.77
8,000 2.15 2.09 2.82 1.56 1.57 1.54 0.91
9,000 2.47 2.32 3.20 1.66 1.69 1.62 0.99
10,000 2.70 2.55 3.43 1.89 1.92 1.85 1.15
11,000 3.08 2.81 3.85 2.00 2.06 1.95 1.23
12,000 3.34 3.07 4.11 2.26 2.32 2.21 1.41
13,000 3.78 3.38 4.60 2.39 2.48 2.31 1.49
14,000 4.07 3.67 4.89 2.68 2.77 2.60 1.69
15,000 4.59 4.02 5.43 2.82 2.94 2.76 1.78
16,000 4.91 4.34 5.76 3.14 3.26 3.09 2.01
17,000 5.52 4.74 6.37 3.30 3.46 3.25 2.09
18,000 5.87 5.10 6.73 3.66 3.81 3.61 2.34
19,000 6.57 5.55 7.42 3.84 4.03 3.78 2.43
20,000 7.17 6.15 8.03 4.44 4.64 4.38 2.71
Each 1,000kg
more than
20,000kg
2.16 1.30 1.81 0.94 1.01 0.39 0.30

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Charges for additional licences for combination vehicles ($ per km GST inclusive). Type 6 powered vehicle and two trailers. Part 1

Additional weight (kg) Types 6, 29 and 29 Types 6, 929 and 29 Types 6, 929 and 33 Types 6, 929 and 43 Types 6, 33 and 29 Types 6, 33 and 33
1,000 0.53 0.56 0.34 0.05 0.18 0.00
2,000 0.61 0.64 0.37 0.08 0.24 0.00
3,000 0.70 0.73 0.43 0.12 0.31 0.05
4,000 0.79 0.82 0.55 0.20 0.35 0.10
5,000 0.89 0.92 0.59 0.24 0.43 0.13
6,000 1.00 1.02 0.66 0.29 0.51 0.20
7,000 1.11 1.14 0.80 0.39 0.57 0.25
8,000 1.23 1.26 0.84 0.42 0.66 0.29
9,000 1.35 1.38 0.94 0.49 0.75 0.36
10,000 1.49 1.52 1.10 0.60 0.82 0.42
11,000 1.63 1.66 1.15 0.65 0.94 0.47
12,000 1.77 1.80 1.26 0.72 1.04 0.56
13,000 1.94 1.97 1.45 0.86 1.12 0.63
14,000 2.11 2.14 1.51 0.91 1.26 0.68
15,000 2.27 2.30 1.63 1.00 1.38 0.79
16,000 2.46 2.49 1.86 1.17 1.47 0.87
17,000 2.66 2.69 1.93 1.22 1.64 0.93
18,000 2.84 2.87 2.07 1.33 1.78 1.05
19,000 3.07 3.10 2.34 1.52 1.88 1.14
20,000 3.30 3.33 2.41 1.58 2.07 1.22
Each 1,000kg
more than
20,000kg
0.17 0.17 0.13 0.10 0.12 0.08

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Charges for additional licences for combination vehicles ($ per km GST inclusive). Type 6 powered vehicle and two trailers. Part 2

Additional weight (kg) Types 6, 33 and 43 Types 6, 939 and 29 Types 6, 939 and 33 Types 6, 939 and 43 Types 6, 43 and 29 Types 6, 43 and 43
1,000 0.00 0.27 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.00
2,000 0.00 0.33 0.09 0.00 0.03 0.00
3,000 0.00 0.39 0.14 0.00 0.09 0.00
4,000 0.00 0.44 0.18 0.05 0.12 0.00
5,000 0.00 0.52 0.22 0.07 0.18 0.00
6,000 0.03 0.60 0.29 0.12 0.25 0.00
7,000 0.08 0.66 0.33 0.17 0.28 0.00
8,000 0.10 0.75 0.38 0.19 0.36 0.00
9,000 0.17 0.84 0.45 0.26 0.44 0.00
10,000 0.23 0.91 0.51 0.31 0.48 0.04
11,000 0.25 1.03 0.56 0.34 0.58 0.06
12,000 0.33 1.13 0.65 0.42 0.67 0.14
13,000 0.40 1.21 0.72 0.49 0.71 0.17
14,000 0.43 1.35 0.77 0.52 0.83 0.20
15,000 0.52 1.47 0.88 0.61 0.94 0.29
16,000 0.60 1.56 0.96 0.69 0.99 0.33
17,000 0.63 1.73 1.02 0.72 1.13 0.37
18,000 0.74 1.87 1.14 0.83 1.25 0.47
19,000 0.83 1.97 1.23 0.91 1.31 0.52
20,000 0.87 2.16 1.31 0.96 1.48 0.55
Each 1,000kg
more than
20,000kg
0.07 0.12 0.08 0.07 0.10 0.05

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Charges for additional licences for combination vehicles 9 ($ per km GST inclusive). Type 14 powered vehicle and one trailer

Additional weight (kg) Type 14 and
28
Type 14 and
29
Type 14 and
30
Type 14 and
33
Type 14 and
37
Type 14 and
43
Type 14 and
951
1,000 0.88 0.97 1.37 0.71 0.68 0.31 0.17
2,000 1.00 1.08 1.49 0.83 0.76 0.37 0.22
3,000 1.18 1.23 1.73 0.90 0.88 0.43 0.25
4,000 1.31 1.36 1.86 1.03 0.97 0.51 0.32
5,000 1.52 1.52 2.13 1.11 1.11 0.57 0.35
6,000 1.67 1.67 2.28 1.25 1.22 0.66 0.43
7,000 1.93 1.86 2.60 1.34 1.37 0.73 0.47
8,000 2.09 2.02 2.76 1.50 1.49 0.82 0.55
9,000 2.41 2.25 3.13 1.60 1.67 0.91 0.59
10,000 2.68 2.52 3.40 1.87 1.80 1.01 0.69
11,000 3.05 2.79 3.83 1.98 1.99 1.10 0.73
12,000 3.32 3.06 4.10 2.25 2.14 1.22 0.84
13,000 3.77 3.37 4.58 2.38 2.36 1.32 0.92
14,000 4.04 3.64 4.85 2.65 2.52 1.45 1.04
15,000 4.56 3.99 5.40 2.79 2.76 1.62 1.12
16,000 4.83 4.26 5.67 3.06 3.03 1.76 1.25
17,000 5.44 4.66 6.29 3.22 3.30 1.93 1.33
18,000 5.71 4.93 6.56 3.49 3.57 2.09 1.47
19,000 6.40 5.38 7.26 3.67 4.03 2.26 1.55
20,000 6.67 5.65 7.53 3.94 4.30 2.53 1.71
Each 1,000kg
more than
20,000kg
1.81 0.95 1.46 0.59 0.36 0.22 0.18

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Charges for additional licences for combination vehicles ($ per km GST inclusive). Type 14 powered vehicle and two trailers

Additional weight (kg) Types 14, 33 and 29 Types 14, 939 and 29 Types 14, 939 and 33 Types 14, 33 and 33 Types 14, 33 and 43
1,000 0.07 0.16 0.00 0.00 0.00
2,000 0.13 0.22 0.00 0.00 0.00
3,000 0.17 0.26 0.04 0.00 0.00
4,000 0.21 0.30 0.07 0.00 0.00
5,000 0.29 0.38 0.11 0.02 0.00
6,000 0.34 0.42 0.15 0.06 0.00
7,000 0.38 0.47 0.19 0.10 0.00
8,000 0.47 0.56 0.23 0.14 0.00
9,000 0.53 0.62 0.27 0.18 0.02
10,000 0.58 0.67 0.32 0.23 0.05
11,000 0.70 0.78 0.37 0.28 0.10
12,000 0.76 0.85 0.42 0.33 0.14
13,000 0.82 0.91 0.48 0.39 0.17
14,000 0.96 1.05 0.53 0.44 0.23
15,000 1.03 1.12 0.59 0.50 0.28
16,000 1.10 1.19 0.65 0.57 0.32
17,000 1.26 1.35 0.72 0.63 0.38
18,000 1.35 1.44 0.79 0.70 0.44
19,000 1.43 1.51 0.86 0.77 0.48
20,000 1.62 1.71 0.94 0.85 0.56
Each 1,000kg
more than
20,000kg
0.10 0.10 0.06 0.06 0.05

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Charges for additional licences for combination vehicles ($ per km GST inclusive). Type 19 powered vehicle and one trailer

Additional weight (kg) Type 19 and 28 Type 19 and
29
Type 19 and
30
Type 19 and
33
Type 19 and
37
Type 19 and
43
Type 19 and
951
1,000 0.70 0.78 1.18 0.36 0.32 0.14 0.06
2,000 0.77 0.85 1.25 0.41 0.37 0.18 0.09
3,000 0.94 0.99 1.49 0.47 0.45 0.22 0.12
4,000 1.06 1.11 1.61 0.53 0.51 0.27 0.15
5,000 1.28 1.28 1.89 0.61 0.60 0.31 0.19
6,000 1.39 1.40 2.01 0.67 0.66 0.37 0.22
7,000 1.66 1.59 2.33 0.76 0.77 0.42 0.26
8,000 1.78 1.71 2.45 0.83 0.84 0.48 0.30
9,000 2.09 1.94 2.82 0.93 0.96 0.54 0.34
10,000 2.21 2.06 2.94 1.05 1.08 0.60 0.39
11,000 2.59 2.32 3.36 1.16 1.22 0.67 0.43
12,000 2.70 2.44 3.48 1.28 1.34 0.74 0.48
13,000 3.15 2.75 3.97 1.41 1.49 0.81 0.53
14,000 3.27 2.87 4.08 1.52 1.61 0.93 0.59
15,000 3.79 3.22 4.63 1.67 1.79 1.01 0.67
16,000 3.91 3.34 4.75 1.78 1.90 1.13 0.73
17,000 4.51 3.74 5.37 1.95 2.10 1.22 0.81
18,000 4.63 3.85 5.49 2.06 2.22 1.34 0.88
19,000 5.33 4.31 6.18 2.24 2.44 1.44 0.97
20,000 5.44 4.42 6.30 2.36 2.56 1.56 1.08
Each 1,000kg
more than
20,000kg
1.65 0.79 1.29 0.23 0.26 0.14 0.10

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Charges for additional licences for combination vehicles ($ per km GST inclusive). Type 308, 309 and 408 powered vehicles and trailers

Additional weight (kg) Types 308, 33 and 29 Types 308, 939 and 29 Types 309, 33 and 33 Types 309, 939 and 33 Types 408 and 43 Types 408 and 951
1,000 0.21 0.30 0.00 0.09 0.35 0.22
2,000 0.27 0.36 0.03 0.12 0.43 0.29
3,000 0.34 0.43 0.09 0.18 0.48 0.32
4,000 0.39 0.48 0.13 0.22 0.56 0.39
5,000 0.47 0.56 0.17 0.25 0.62 0.42
6,000 0.54 0.63 0.23 0.32 0.71 0.50
7,000 0.60 0.69 0.28 0.37 0.78 0.54
8,000 0.70 0.79 0.32 0.41 0.88 0.63
9,000 0.79 0.88 0.40 0.49 0.96 0.67
10,000 0.85 0.94 0.46 0.54 1.08 0.78
11,000 0.97 1.06 0.50 0.59 1.16 0.82
12,000 1.08 1.17 0.59 0.68 1.29 0.94
13,000 1.15 1.24 0.66 0.75 1.38 0.99
14,000 1.30 1.38 0.72 0.81 1.53 1.12
15,000 1.42 1.51 0.82 0.91 1.63 1.20
16,000 1.50 1.59 0.90 0.99 1.79 1.34
17,000 1.67 1.76 0.97 1.06 1.96 1.42
18,000 1.81 1.90 1.09 1.18 2.23 1.58
19,000 1.91 2.00 1.18 1.27 2.40 1.66
20,000 2.27 2.36 1.25 1.34 2.67 1.93
Each 1,000kg
more than
20,000kg
0.12 0.12 0.08 0.08 0.22 0.18

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Waiver or refund of RUC

Under section 33 of the Road User Charges Act 2012, the NZTA (as RUC collector) may waive or refund road user charges if satisfied that the vehicle will, or is likely to pay excessive road user charges.

In deciding whether to waive charges, the NZTA may only consider the road wear that is likely to be caused by the owner's RUC vehicle.

Applications under section 33 will generally be considered where the axle configuration or the wheel type and/or tyre size differ from the norm for the allocated RUC vehicle type. Even when these do differ, a waiver or refund will not necessarily be applied.

Certain factors will not usually be considered under section 33. These include:

  • whatever sits above the vehicle chassis – unless there are legal limitations that apply to whatever sits above the vehicle chassis
  • the purpose for which a vehicle is used
  • the fact that a vehicle operates in the lower part of, or below, its allocated weight band. (The rates in the new legislation are set for an average of the weight band and are intended to apply to all vehicles within a band regardless of the actual weight.)
  • the age of a vehicle and/or the fact that it always travels unladen.

The NZTA has absolute discretion in its decision to waive part of the road user charges under section 33.

Once a decision is made, there is no ability to apply for a review of that decision. You may seek a judicial review with the High Court. If you choose to do this it is advisable to seek legal guidance.

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