Transport temporary relief package

The transport relief package has ended

The government's transport relief package was first announced in March 2022 and ended on 30 June 2023.

The package included reductions in fuel excise duty (FED), road user charges (RUC) and public transport fares. It was introduced to support New Zealanders through the global energy crisis.

Cost of living support extended for families and businesses (February 2023)(external link)

Govt extending cost of living support (December 2022)(external link)

Government cuts 25c a litre off fuel excise in cost of living relief package (March 2022)(external link)

Road user charges (RUC)

Road user charges were cut by 36 percent across all rates between 21 April 2022 and 31 January 2023, and again between 1 March 2023 and 30 June 2023.

The standard rates of road user charges apply from 1 July 2023.

Road user charges (RUC) temporary reduction scheme

Fuel excise duty (FED)

A 25 cents a litre cut in FED came into effect in March 2022, which reduced the price of petrol at the pump by 25 cents a litre. This reduction applied until 30 June 2023.

Public transport

Half-price public transport fares were in place from April 2022 to 30 June 2023.

The discount continues for some users, such as Community Services Card holders, Total Mobility users and people under the age of 25.

Find out more about the discounted public transport fares