Eligibility for rebates

Auckland Regional Fuel Tax scheme to end on 30 June 2024

The Coalition Government has passed legislation to end the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax scheme on 30 June 2024. 

You'll still be able to claim a rebate until 31 October 2024. We'll update this site with more information closer to the time.

Auckland Regional Fuel Tax abolished - Beehive statement(external link)

Land Transport Management (Repeal of Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill(external link)

Who can get a rebate?

You may be able to claim back regional fuel tax you paid if:

  • the fuel was used for commercial purposes, government or charitable organisations, and
  • the fuel wasn’t used in a vehicle on the road, and 
  • the fuel was used for an eligible use.

If you are a private individual (not in business), you may be able to claim back regional fuel tax you paid if:

  • You have diesel delivered to a home for home heating
  • You use fuel in a specialised off-road vehicle.

All rebates can be claimed for fuel purchased from 1 July 2018.

Find out if you’re eligible to receive a rebate

What can you claim

This table provides general guidance only. For specific rules refer to the Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Regulations 2018(external link)

Fuel types
  • Petrol
  • Diesel
  • Biofuel
  • Avgas
  • CNG
  • LPG
(these are not taxed)
Type of use
  • Commercial purposes
  • Government use
  • Charitable organisations
  • Diesel home heating (delivered by a fuel supplier)
  • Most personal, household or domestic uses.

Vehicles that are:

Registered vehicles that are:
  • a general purpose vehicle, or
  • subject to Road User Charges (RUC).
  • Commercial vessels
  • Search and rescue vessels.
  • Recreational boats
Other commercial purpose (not a vehicle or vessel) Commercial equipment that could include:
  • generators
  • lawn mowers
  • chainsaws
  • sawmills
  • pumps
  • light towers.
  • Aircraft
  • Personal, household, or domestic equipment that could include:
    • residential lawnmowers
    • gardening equipment.