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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.

Looking for your regular licensing (rego) fees?

Common vehicle registration fees

The following table contains the most common vehicle registration fees.

Motor vehicle registration fees include:

Paying ACC levies if you own or drive a vehicle(external link)

Registration of motor vehicle (issued with standard plates)

6 months

12 months

Private passenger - petrol driven

0 - 1300

$156.50

$205.79

1301–2600cc

$200.20

$249.49

2601–4000cc

$231.25

$280.54

4001 - over

$338.20

$387.49

Private passenger - diesel driven

0 - 1300

$191.32

$275.44

1301–2600cc

$235.02

$319.14

2601–4000cc

$266.07

$350.19

4001 - over

$373.02

$457.14

Private passenger - electric driven 

$177.20

$226.49

More information about registering your vehicle

If your vehicle is not included in this table, contact us for more information.

Synthetic greenhouse gas levy

Owners of passenger vehicles and goods vehicles that contain the synthetic greenhouse gas (SGG) HFC-134a (R134a) in the air conditioning unit are required to pay a synthetic greenhouse gas levy when their vehicle is registered.

The SGG levies include GST and may be subject to rounding. 

Passenger car/van Levy from 1 January 2022
Small passenger vehicle
(cars and vans with no more than nine seating positions including the driver)
$36.02
Medium bus
(passenger vehicle with more than nine seating positions including the driver with a gross vehicle mass five tonne or less)
$48.02
Large bus
(passenger vehicle with more than nine seating positions including the driver with a gross vehicle mass over five tonne)
$240.10

 

Goods vehicles Levy from 1 January 2022
Small goods vehicles
(vehicles constructed primarily for the carriage of goods with a gross vehicle mass 3500kg or less)
$36.02
Large goods vehicles
(vehicles constructed primarily for the carriage of goods with a gross vehicle mass over 3500kg)
$48.02

More information

Annual updates to synthetic greenhouse gas levy rates (Ministry for the Environment website)(external link)

Climate Change (Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levies) Amendment Regulations 2021(external link)

New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS)(external link)