When you pay your registration fee to get your vehicle on the road for the first time, you also need to pay six or 12 months of licensing fees at the same time.
The following table contains the most common vehicle registration fees. If your vehicle is not included in this table, contact us for more information.
These fees include GST and may be subject to rounding. It also includes an administration fee of $7.39.
|Registration of motor vehicle (issued with standard plates)||6 months||12 months|
|Registration of motor vehicle (issued with standard plates, and includes your first vehicle licence and ACC levy)||6 months||12 months|
|Other (standard) goods||0–3500kg GVM||$84.46||$98.55|
|Private passenger||Petrol driven – 0–60cc incl||$243.49||$438.43|
|Petrol driven – 61cc–600cc incl||$271.09||$471.78|
|Petrol driven – 601cc and over||$328.16||$585.94|
|Private passenger||Petrol driven||$128.36||$208.18|
Owners of passenger vehicles and goods vehicles that contain a synthetic greenhouse gas (SGG) in the air conditioning unit are required to pay a synthetic greenhouse levy when their vehicle is registered.
The SGG levies include GST and may be subject to rounding.
|Small passenger vehicle (cars and vans with no more than nine seating positions including the driver)||$19.62|
|Medium bus (passenger vehicle with more than nine seating positions including the driver with a gross vehicle mass five tonne or less)||$26.15|
|Large bus (passenger vehicle with more than nine seating positions including the driver with a gross vehicle mass over five tonne)||$130.77|
|Small goods vehicles (vehicles constructed primarily for the carriage goods with a gross vehicle mass 3500kg or less)||$19.62|
|Large goods vehicles (vehicles constructed primarily for the carriage of goods with a gross vehicle mass over 3500kg)||$26.15|
For more information on the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme, please visit the Ministry for the Environment website(external link)
Find out more about the Climate Change Response (Removal of Transitional Measure) Amendment Act 2016(external link) and how it affects the synthetic greenhouse gas levy.
Refer to legislation(external link).